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affection

1. Pathol any disease or pathological condition
2. Psychol any form of mental functioning that involves emotion

affection

[ə′fek·shən]
(medicine)
Any pathology or diseased state of the body.
(psychology)
The feeling aspect of consciousness.
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The table further shows statistical values about dyadic affectional expression like my spouse is a perfect romantic partner (M=3.87, S.D=1.31), demonstration of affection (M=4.11, S.D=1.19), sound marital relations (M=4.15, S.D=1.77), and never bored with the spouse (M=3.02, S.D=1.38).
Part II examines the reasons for the decline of the language of "sexual or affectional preference." Part III uses this history to analyze the definitions of sexuality at work in the Obergefell majority, as well as in the dissents of Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Scalia.
Comparing inpatients (n=8) and outpatients; outpatients obtained a higher (p=0.018, t=-2.458) mean score from the affectional experience subscale of DAS, which was completed by the parents, whereas inpatients obtained a lower mean score (p=0.49, t=-2.023) from the psychological autonomy subscale of PAS, which was completed by the adolescents.
Support for this practice is found in Wesley's conjunctive theology and his study of affectional moral psychology.
As Kirkpatrick and Shaver (1992) revealed, a secure God attachment might offer adults a secure base and safe haven that aids in developing healthy human attachments, including improved marital satisfaction, agreement, cohesion, and affectional expression.
According to Bowlby (1988), adults' impaired affectional bonding capacities, are attributed to the disturbance during childhood.
And in cases in which a kid who gets into trouble has no backup (affectional tie) from his fellow gang members--despite their promises to the contrary--we get a huge negative reaction.
The second hypothesis is that scores on the NMAS will correlate negatively with scores on the measure of communication quality (the Dyadic Adjustment Scale [DAS] subscale, Affectional Expression).
And it also makes little sense to call him a gay president because being gay specifically means that your affectional, sexual energy is, at least some of the time, engaged with people of your own sex.