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self-fulfilling prophecy

a principle that states that a belief in or the expectation of a particular resolution is a factor that contributes to its fulfillment.

self-fulfilling prophecy

Psychiatry A distorted prediction or statement about a person in a certain setting, which forms a substrate that ultimately leads the person to behave in the predicted manner
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David Cass and Karl Shell [Shell, 1977; Cass and Shell, 1983] and Costas Azariadis [1981] were among the first to demonstrate the possibility of self-fulfilling prophecies in general equilibrium models.
Before describing how self-fulfilling prophecies fit into the distinction between determinate and indeterminate economies, it may be instructive to discuss an example that captures the essential idea in Farmer's book and much of the related research on multiple equilibria in dynamic models.
Therefore, self-fulfilling prophecies are not possible for determinate economies.
In models with suboptimal equilibria, policy can influence whether an economy is determinate or indeterminate, and whether self-fulfilling prophecies or sticky prices are theoretically possible.
Farmer goes to some length to argue for indeterminacy and, by extension, self-fulfilling prophecies, though admittedly more empirical research is called for.
Only in models with indeterminacy is it possible to obtain persistent, bounded fluctuations consistent with individual rationality, which are driven by self-fulfilling prophecies reflecting extrinsic uncertainty.
The concept of projective identification, which lays the blame, say, for the analyst's loss of patience and patients on the self-fulfilling prophecies brought to session by the analysand, thus fulfills a need to give acting-out's share in the breaking of a contract--the one the analyst cosigns with his countertransference--a one-way determination.
Then, once these expectations are activated, they translate into self-fulfilling prophecies that actually impact our behavior.
These annual NATPE affairs tend to be self-fulfilling prophecies, anyway.
Murray contended that the programs encouraged laziness, dependence on handouts, and endemically low self-esteem among recipients that translated into self-fulfilling prophecies of failure for many poor blacks and members of other minority groups.
Investigations of this sort have yielded an array of judgmental errors that have entered our cultural vocabulary - for instance, self-fulfilling prophecies and stereotypes.