SHALLOW AFFECT By N., Sam M.S. - 89 impairment in ability to react emotionally, even in times of intense feeling. See flat affect. SHALLOW AFFECT: "Joe suffered from shallow effect and could not react emotionally to many situations." Related Psychology Terms REACTION TIME (Response Latency) Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams SET HEAD INJURY (CHRONIC TRAUMATIC DISORDERS) OBSESSRVE-COMPULSIVE REACTION Dissociative Identity Disorder AER HUNGER ROSENZWEIG PICTURE-FRUSTRATION STUDY (P-F) PAIN DRIVE HALLUCINOGEN Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SHALLOW AFFECT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/shallow-affect/ (accessed January 21, 2022).