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

  • Insight learning
    Insight learning is the appearance of understanding, usually sudden, in dealing with a ...
  • Epistemology
    Epistemology is the branch of philosophy that deals with the search for true knowledge; ...
  • Literally
    Literally 'sidedness'; preferring either the left hand or foot, for instance, for a task ...
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
    Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a depression treatment in which a precise magnetic ...
  • Mirror neurons
    Mirror neurons specialized that fire not only when a person enacts a particular behavior, ...