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  1. Halo effect

    The halo effect or halo error is a cognitive bias in which one's judgments of a person’s character can be influenced by one's overall impression of him or her. It can be found in a range of situations from the courtroom to the classroom and in everyday interactions. The halo effect was given its name by psychologist Edward Thorndike; subsequent researchers have studied it in relation to attractiveness and its bearing on the judicial and educational systems.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of halo effect in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of halo effect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mickey Conlon:

    Without question, when you have a pricey sale in the neighborhood, there is a halo effect, that does trickle down.

  2. Steven Hoffman:

    In marketing literature, they talk about a halo effect around celebrities, whereby people have a very positive view of celebrities, and when celebrities endorse a product or recommend a particular health practice, it transfers their golden glow from the celebrity to the products or practice, in economics literature, there's recognition of something called signaling, which is whereby in a marketplace filled with competing ideas, people are constantly looking for a shortcut in order to identify which products or practices they should be following, and so a celebrity endorsing a product provides a cognitive shortcut to an otherwise very complicated decision.

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