Effect Of The Halo Effect

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In the video, The Halo Effect - Science of Attraction, the speakers conduct an experiment to find what impact the halo effect has on personal relationships and the way we perceive others. The Halo Effect is a type of cognitive bias in which our overall impression of a person influences how we feel and think about his or her character. The experiment consisted of two groups of women seeing two different sides of the same guy. The team will then investigate how easily we deceive ourselves. Mr. X AKA Dan provided two videos, one happy and upbeat and the other negative and downbeat. The experiment is about acceptance of a person through first impressions; do we ignore the bad ones because of the good ones? It was revealed that both dating…show more content…
In the 90s, at Harvard University, a psychologist Nalini Ambady and her colleagues did multiple experiments comparing the ratings given to college professors by classes at the end of the semester with ratings that another group of students gave the same professors based only on three ten-second silent voice clips shown prior to any actual lectures. They found that both of the groups agreed on how good or bad the professors were. Another question was brought to the table; is we’re not consciously and rationally judging people, what causes us to initially like or dislike them? Daniel Kahneman a Nobel Prize-winning author and psychologist believes the answer lies in the ‘mental shortcuts” we use to help us make decisions. An idea, based off a book called What You See Is All There Is, is that when the mind makes a decision it deals only in ‘known knowns’ and largely ignores facts about that might make decisions more complex. For example, when we meet someone that we know very little about, we decide that we all know is what is true and ignore the new facts. The lasting effects of this belief can damage relationships with other people.
While reading this article I felt that I could take on any future job interview head on. It gives the science behind first impressions and suggests advantages to help in your first impression. It is interesting to know that there is a scientific term for people being attracted to one another. The concept of thin-slicing is incredible, we break down various situations to make it easier to understand for

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