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Hello everyone! Here is this week's free PMP® exam sample question from the PM Exam Simulator.

In an interview for the position of project manager, John could answer all the technical questions. The interviewer assumed that since he had good technical knowledge that he would also prove to be a good manager. Based on this assumption, John was hired for the position. Which of the following theories is being used here?

A. Vroom's expectancy theory
B. McGregor's Theory of X and Y
C. Herzberg's Theory
D. Halo Effect

HINT: This theory relates to cognitive bias.

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Answer and Explanation:
The correct answer is D.

The behavior described is an illustration of halo effect. The halo effect refers to a cognitive bias whereby the perception of a particular trait is influenced is influenced by the perception of the former traits in a sequence of interpretations.
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