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Fast track report She just doesn ’ t look like a philosopher . . . ? Affective in fl uences on the halo effect in impression formation

  title={Fast track report She just doesn ’ t look like a philosopher . . . ? Affective in fl uences on the halo effect in impression formation},
  author={Joseph P. Forgas},
Can good or bad moods influence people’s tendency to rely on irrelevant information when forming impressions (halo effects)? On the basis of recent work on affect and cognition, this experiment predicted and found that positive affect increased and negative affect eliminated the halo effect. After an autobiographical mood induction (recalling happy or sad past events), participants (N= 246) read a philosophical essay, with an image of the writer attached, showing either an older man or a young… 

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