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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 effects of affectional solidarity, residential proximity, respondent's marital status, respondent's self-perceived health, and the grandchild's age on grandparent support were assessed using correlation and simultaneous multiple regression analyses.
I am convinced, however, that it had little to do with the kind of affectional Southernism that Stark Young plied in New York City or with the ideological Southernism that Warren's friend Donald Davidson promoted in his last years in Nashville.
It can be concluded that cognitive behaviroal interventions were effective in developing consensus, cohesion, satisfaction and affectional expression among couples who have recieved these interventions.
In terms of Lofland and Skonovd's (1981) conversion motifs, a large number of Young Life transformations would be categorized as affectional and revivalistic.
194), "an affectional tie that one person or animal forms between himself and another specific one--a tie that binds them together in space and endures over time" (Ainsworth, Bell, & Stayton, 1974, p.
915 for the studies considered, and all of the subscales had high reliability, except for the affectional subscale.
Winick, The Dade County Human Rights Ordinance of 1977: Testimony Revisited in Commemoration of Its Twenty-Fifth Anniversary, 11 LAW & SEXUALITY 1, 2 (2002) (discussing the development of the original ordinance that prevented discrimination based on their "sexual or affectional preference").
Attachment is consider as an affectional bond to an object; usually a loved one Attachment behaviors are inherent and promote survival of the species because they allow adjustment to the environment.
In the present study, compared to spouses, patients showed higher marital satisfaction in terms of consensus and affectional expression.
I think that the struggle that women, people of color, and people of differing affectional orientations have is necessary for the growth of the individual.
The notion that there is a tendency for humans to build strong affectional bonds with other people is the cornerstone of attachment theory as defined by John Bowlby (Corsini, 2002).
His thoughts turned towards Men first and foremost, and it is no good disguising that fact") (3) or Carpenter (who bravely set up housekeeping with his working-class lover George Merrill) than to the complex affectional lives of the Lancashire Whitmanites in the era before the social and medical construction of "the homosexual.