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affect

 emotion or mood, e.g.sadness. Within abnormal psychology, patients may display differenttypes of affect disturbance, e.g. blunted, flat or inappropriate affect.

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September 28th 2021

cross sectional study

a research design based on selecting representative groupswho vary on a particular characteristic; when thecharacteristic is age, this design provides a means ofmaking developmental comparisons.