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Negative affect

Negative affect refers to a wide range of feelings (affects) that don’t feel good (negative). Examples include fear, nervousness, and shame.

Our evidence-based analysis on negative affect features 2 unique references to scientific papers.

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Summary of Negative affect

“Affect” is a broad term used in psychology for anything having to do with the mental component of emotions.[1] These mental events can have what psychologists call a valence: they can feel good or bad. “Negative affect” is a mental event associated with emotions that feels bad. Examples include sadness, fear, or shame.

One common scale that is used to measure both negative affect and positive (good-feeling) affect is the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS).[2]

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Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Supplement Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
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