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Social Psychology

The Halo Effect: The Influence of Celebrities

As I was scrolling down my Facebook timeline, I came across an article with the title “Kylie Jenner is now vegan and sharing all her diet changes on Snapchat.” I thought to myself, who cares?  But then I saw all the engagement on the post, I found it pretty intriguing. She’s famous for her makeup […]

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Social Psychology

The Just-World Belief System

Do you believe that everything happens for a reason? Do you believe you reap what you sow? Or maybe, what goes around comes around? Such figures of speech, that suggest inevitable retaliation, are part of a just-world belief system. Those who have been raised in a religious context, or are aware of it, understand that […]