feeling or type of love

Affection or fondness is an act or feeling of love or friendship.[1] Reactions to affection can be different ranging from happiness, embarrassment, disgust, and annoyance. It also has a different physical effect on the giver and the receiver.[2]

Two lions showing affection
U.S. President Ronald Reagan hugging his wife Nancy Reagan on their wedding anniversary. Hugging can be a form of affection

References change

  1. "Francis Hutcheson on the Emotions. Supplement to 17th and 18th Century Theories of Emotions". Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  2. "The Effects of Affection". Research Matters. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-08-30.