Horn Effect Bias




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Devayani Vyavaharkar
Student (University), India

Horn Effect Bias

The horn effect is one type of cognitive bias - more specifically one type of confirmation bias - that causes one's perception of another person to be unduly influenced by a single negative trait. We tend to make negative judgements and assumptions about individuals by attributing it to a specific negative aspect of their trait, personality or appearance. For example: A newly appointed employee reflects aggressiveness while trying to complete his first assignment. He is easily assumed by his colleagues or supervisors as having an aggressive personality. A superior displays rudeness towards an employee. This is generalized by employees to be the very nature of superiors towards their subordinates. People are assuming a physically unattractive person is morally inferior to an attractive person (despite the lack of a scientific relationship between morality and physical appearance). Why does the horn effect happen, and how can we avoid it? What is the Horn Effe...
 

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Ella Bengtsson
Sweden
 

Halo and Horn Effects in Films and TV Series

Movies and TV programs tend to confirm and reinforce both the Halo and Horn effect. The most attrac...

 
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Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

Don't Forget the Halo Effect

I would consider it equally important to consider the "Halo" effect. As the "Horn" effect relates to...

 
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kevin downey
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

Horn and Halo Effect

This is fascinating. I agree that a one off experience doesn't mean the person is "bad" and yet the ...

 
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Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

Behaviour Patterns

@Kevin downey: As you say, patterns are the foundation and framework for taking decisions. Another ...

 
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Barney Wade Howard
Manager, United States
 

Horn and Halo Effect

Definitely an interesting subject. The fact that most of us contain some sort of cognitive bias is t...

 
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Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

Disastrous Interview Success Rates Due to Horns and Haloes

There was research carried out by Professor Mike Smith at the University of Manchester in 1994 that ...

   

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