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halo effect

noun

Definition of halo effect

  1. :  generalization from the perception of one outstanding personality trait to an overly favorable evaluation of the whole personality



Circa 1928

First Known Use of halo effect

circa 1928


Medical Dictionary

halo effect

noun

Medical Definition of halo effect

  1. :  generalization from the perception of one outstanding personality trait to an overly favorable evaluation of the whole personality




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