Affect means our current feelings and moods.

Affect is widely used in psychology for feeling and emotion.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Affect
- Affection; inclination; passion; feeling; disposition.
2. Affect
- To act upon; to produce an effect or change upon.
- To influence or move, as the feelings or passions; to touch.
- To love; to regard with affection.
- To show a fondness for; to like to use or practice; to choose; hence, to frequent habitually.
- To dispose or incline.
- To aim at; to aspire; to covet.
- To tend to by affinity or disposition.
- To make a show of; to put on a pretense of; to feign; to assume; as, to affect ignorance.
- To assign; to appoint.
Share it:  Cite

More from this Section

  • Ingratiation
    Ingratiation is a technique for gaining compliance in which requesters first induce target ...
  • Conation
    Conation is a vague term used to denote a general psychological activity variously described ...
  • Cognition
    Cognition can be defined as human thought processes, including perceiving, reasoning, ...
  • Optic nerve
    The ganglion cells collect and summarize visual information, which is then moved out the ...
  • Pecking order
    Pecking order is the hierarchy of status relationships formed among farmyard hens by their ...