CROMBY, J., 2011. Affecting qualitative health psychology. Health Psychology Review, 5 (1), pp.79-96.
The ‘affective turn’ is a contemporary movement within the humanities, social science
and psychology to investigate affect, emotion and feeling as hybrid phenomena jointly
constituted from both biological and social influences. Health and illness are themselves
jointly constituted in this way, and many of the topics, concerns and methods of health
psychology are strongly permeated by affective phenomena. Qualitative research in
health psychology might therefore benefit by engaging with this work. This paper
describes some features of the affective turn, and suggests theories, terminology and
methods that might be useful.