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Cognitive biases are errors in the thinking process as an individual is processing and interpreting the information surrounding them. The Halo effect is a common cognitive bias. A halo effect is a process of drawing a general impression of someone based on a single quality, such as appearance or intelligence.

the halo effect on people around us

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The self refers to an individual’s sense of being and identity. There have been a lot of theories about self. One popular and useful theory described here is the looking-glass self theory. Charles Horton Cooley introduced the concept of looking -glass self. According to him, individuals understand their selves by observing how others perceive or think of them. Social interaction has a bigger impact than we imagine.

looking glass self theory

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