halo effect


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halo effect

n.
An effect whereby the perception of positive qualities in one thing or part gives rise to the perception of similar qualities in related things or in the whole: "Congenial surroundings or service at a restaurant can sometimes create a halo effect for the food" (M.H. Reed).

halo effect

n
1. (Psychology) See horns and halo effect
2. (Commerce) the beneficial effect on sales of a company's range of products produced by the popularity or high profile of one particular product

ha′lo effect`


n.
a potential inaccuracy in estimation or judgment, esp. of a person, due to a tendency to overgeneralize from a single salient feature or action, usu. in a favorable direction.
[1925–30]
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Now it's down to Bruce and his players to be consistent, particularly in the next five or six games, because there will be a big halo effect after Sunday's win.
Paulo fell into a cognitive bias called 'The Halo Effect.'
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The University of Glasgow researchers called for tighter regulations on labelling, warning that a "health halo effect" is creating a false impression of some foods, for example those high in sugar.
Halo effect rings have smaller diamonds ringing the center stone, often making it look larger than it is.
But because you can see the light from the moon near it, it is the moonlight that is creating the halo effect."
Retail earnings were mixed, but the sector was mostly lower after a Target -9% miss, but Best Buy -1% beat; while Kohl's -8% and Lowe's -5.8% faltered despite beats, as the tax cut halo effect wears off.
Economic experts Ekosgen say the PS50m project will not only create over 570 direct jobs but could support over 2,000 additional jobs, thanks to the feel-good factor - or halo effect - surrounding Liverpool city region.
Guard against flaws in attitudes like 'halo effect', 'projection', 'blame shifting', 'victim blaming', 'bullying' and 'transference'.
Apparently, the white blot is the sun and the black circle surrounding it is just a halo effect, not the moon.
"It wasn't just the laptop ban, it was the Muslim country ban [by the US] which had a halo effect on the whole of our part of the world including west Asia; India, Pakistan and everywhere else, because a lot of people felt they weren't welcome there that they were going to have difficulties," said Clark.