The term Affect generally suggests an emotion. It is used in various ways in various contexts:
Please note that although the word "affect" is most commonly found in verb form, it also exists as a noun, and as such is often confused with the word "effect" (itself most commonly a noun, but occasionally found in verb form).
Neuroticism, Extraversion, Emotion Regulation, Negative Affect and Positive Affect: The Mediating Roles of Reappraisal and Suppression
Mar 01, 2009; The associations between extraversion and positive affect and between neuroticism and negative affect are well...