Definition extracted with permission from Simon, Fritz, et al, Family Process, Inc.: Language of Family Therapy: A Systemic Vocabulary and Source Book (Family Process Press Series)
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Affect logic (the logical structure of affect and the affective structure of logic) is a concept concerned with the development of psychological structures in a relational context. Ciompi describes the continual, close and indivisible interweaving of feelings and thinking. His description takes Piaget's fundamental statements on the differentiation of cognitive structure and combines them with concepts from psychoanalysis, systems theory, and communication theory.