the act of feeling a sentiment spanning from distress to extreme joy, from the most minor to the very involved senses involved with feeling, and also varying from common to highly diseased or neurotic sentimental responses- 1 of the 3 classically recognized parts of the concept of the mind, with the other two parts being conation and cognition. Known irreflexive or reflexive forms.

AFFECT: "Matthew thought he would feel better when he confided in someone about his discretion, but the adverse affect was more or less a feeling of stronger disappointment within himself."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "AFFECT," in, April 7, 2013, (accessed September 30, 2022).


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