Open the PsycINFO database in another window. The thesaurus will give you authoritative term options from which to further define what you are looking for. This is just another way to search the database. It can give you different results because it tells the database to search for a word that has been chosen by the publisher to encompass all synonyms for that word (authoritative term) and look for it in a specific field, so it's worth trying. In this case the word affairs is paired with two authoritative terms. Choose what you mean: "extramarital intercourse" or "emotional regulation." Follow the directions below to try this for yourself.