horns and halo effect

Related to horns and halo effect: Recency effect

horns and halo effect

n
(Psychology) a tendency to allow one's judgement of another person, esp in a job interview, to be unduly influenced by an unfavourable (horns) or favourable (halo) first impression based on appearances
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Horns and halo effect: A tendency to allow one's judgment of another, especially in a job interview, to be influenced by unfavourable (horns) or favourable (halo) first impressions.