halo effect

noun

Definition of halo effect

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

Examples of halo effect in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This light touch through software integration creates a halo effect of encouragement and human connection into the flow of work. Eric Mosley, Forbes, 1 June 2022 The halo effect was a term coined by the psychologist Edward Thorndike. Melinda Fouts, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 To soften the eyes and brighten the look, a matte white eyeshadow was used in the inner corners, giving an ethereal halo effect and adding even more dimension to the look. Twiggy Jalloh, Vogue, 28 Feb. 2022 But reps for Genesis insist that the SUVs have also provided a halo effect for the rest of the lineup, luring in buyers new to the brand. Derek Powell, Car and Driver, 10 Feb. 2022 But reps for Genesis insist that the SUVs have also provided a halo effect for the rest of the lineup, luring in buyers new to the brand. Derek Powell, Car and Driver, 10 Feb. 2022 When someone has an initial positive impression of a person and attributes positivity to that person going forward, it is called the halo effect. Dr. Rob Fazio, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2022 But reps for Genesis insist that the SUVs have also provided a halo effect for the rest of the lineup, luring in buyers new to the brand. Derek Powell, Car and Driver, 10 Feb. 2022 But reps for Genesis insist that the SUVs have also provided a halo effect for the rest of the lineup, luring in buyers new to the brand. Derek Powell, Car and Driver, 10 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of halo effect

circa 1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of halo effect was circa 1928

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10 Jun 2022

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“Halo effect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/halo%20effect. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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halo effect

noun

Medical Definition of halo effect

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

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