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Affective domains deal with changes in attitudes and changes in behaviors related to changes in attitudes. An example of a content areas with affective objectives would be diversity awareness and relating to peoples from different backgrounds.
This taxonomy table lists levels of commitment (indicating affect) from lowest to highest.
|1. Receiving||Being aware of or attending to something in the environment||Individual would read a book passage about civil rights.|
|2. Responding||Showing some new behaviors as a result of experience||Individual would answer questions about the book, read another book by the same author, another book about civil rights, etc.|
|3. Valuing||Showing some definite involvement or commitment||The individual might demonstrate this by voluntarily attending a lecture on civil rights.|
|4. Organization||Integrating a new value into one's general set of values, giving it some ranking among one's general priorities||The individual might arrange a civil rights rally.|
|5. Characterization by Value||Acting consistently with the new value||The individual is firmly committed to the value, perhaps becoming a civil rights leader.|
Table adapted from
Krathwohl, D., Bloom, B., & Masia, B. (1956). Taxonomy of educational objectives. Handbook II: Affective domain. New York: David McKay.