Halo effect

The halo effect is a type of cognitive bias in which our overall impression of a person, place, or thing influences how we feel and think about that person, place, or thing in other areas. For example, if we have a generally positive impression of someone, we’re more likely to see them as competent and … Read more

Bell curve

A bell curve is a statistical curve that is symmetrical around a central point, and which tapers off at either end. The term is often used in reference to IQ scores, which are often distributed in a bell-shaped curve. What are the characteristics of a bell curve? A bell curve is a graphical representation of … Read more