Effect v. Affect...know the differenceEffect (v.) to bring about a change…i.e., "the regulation will effect a change in the status of certain government agencies"
Effect (n.) An outcome. "What effect will this have on the price of eggs in Baltimore?"
Affect (v.) Cause a change. "How will the stock market plunge affect your financial security?"
Affect (n.) (from affection, i.e. feeling, emotion). Latent affect is a symptom of chronic depression.
What effect (n.) does affect (n) have on effecting (vt.) a change in one's attitude? Can a change in one's belief affect (vt) one's affect? Or, does a change in affect effect a change in belief? Can a change in either affect or belief effect a change in attitude? Which is a more effective way to effect a change in behavior? Does a change in affect effect a change in behavior as effectively as a changing one's belief component of an attitude?
Can only a change in affect affect how one behaves?
from Paul Chandler:
"Effect" is most often used as a noun, and basically means "result"
- this is easy to remember because both "effect" and "result" have the
"Affect" is most commonly used as a verb, and basically means to "change" - this is easy to remember because both "affect" and "change" have the letter "A".
"Effect" is sometimes used as a verb, in an idiomatic expression to "effect a change or result" The sense of the word is to "draw out", just as you described in your
In the world of psychology, "affect" is also used as a noun - for example a "dull affect".