The first section reviews the literature on educational expectancies and self-fulfilling prophecies
conducted from both teacher and student perspectives within laboratory and classroom settings.
As scholars such as University of Toronto psychologist Jonathan Freedman and University of Southern California sociologist Karen Sternheimer have shown, the experimental studies the alarmists like to cite may hinge on self-fulfilling prophecies
, with researchers prodding subjects into giving the "right" answer.
May God's grace summon our self-help president to rely upon a collective, connectional discernment that presses beyond easy answers, half-truths, and self-fulfilling prophecies
into it halfheartedly and, like all self-fulfilling prophecies
, got exactly what they expected.
through personal anecdotes, relates the stories of those who struggle against the odds to overcome attitudes that make for self-fulfilling prophecies
of destruction and despair.
But we need to guard against such critiques' becoming self-fulfilling prophecies
Thoughts of becoming a movie star, doctor, or firefighter inspire people and can become self-fulfilling prophecies