What is affection?


Affection or fondness is a "disposition or rare state of mind or body" that is often associated with a feeling or type of love. It has given rise to a number of branches of philosophy and psychology concerning emotion, disease, influence, state of being, and state of mind. "Affection" is popularly used to denote a feeling or type of love, amounting to more than goodwill or friendship. Writers on ethics generally use the word to refer to distinct states of feeling, both lasting and spasmodic. Some contrast it with passion as being free from the distinctively sensual element.

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Some articles on affection:

Haptic Communication - Meanings of Touch - Hybrid Touches
... Greeting/affection Express affection and acknowledgement of the initiation of an encounter Departure/affection Express affection and serve to close an encounter ...
Display of Affection
... Further information Public display of affection Instead of kissing, Manchu mothers used to show affection for their children by performing fellatio on their male babies, placing ...
Love And Affection
... "Love and Affection" is a song by Joan Armatrading ... of compilation albums, for 1999's Love and Affection The Best of Joan Armatrading and 2003's Love and Affection Classics 1975-1983 ...
Affection (song)
... "Affection" is the lead single from Jody Watley's fifth album, Affection, released on her own label Avitone Records ...
Cinema 1: The Movement Image - Types of Movement-image - The Affection-image
... “The affection-image is the close-up, and the close-up is the face…” (p87) Closeup = Face ... All faces are affection-images ... Affection-images move between two poles of admiration and desire ...

Famous quotes containing the word affection:

    Children are extraordinarily precious members of society; they are exquisitely alert, sensitive, and conscious of their surroundings; and they are extraordinarily vulnerable to maltreatment or emotional abuse by adults who refuse to give them the profound respect and affection to which they are unconditionally entitled.
    Wisdom of the Elders, quoted in Kids Are Worth It, by Barbara Coloroso, ch. 1 (1994)

    The great difficulty is first to win a reputation; the next to keep it while you live; and the next to preserve it after you die, when affection and interest are over, and nothing but sterling excellence can preserve your name. Never suffer youth to be an excuse for inadequacy, nor age and fame to be an excuse for indolence.
    Benjamin Haydon (1786–1846)

    When Americans look out on the world, they see nothing but dark and menacing strangers who appear to have no sense of rhythm at all, nor any respect or affection for white people; and white Americans really do not know what to make of all this, except to increase the defense budget.
    James Baldwin (1924–1987)