self-fulfilling prophecy

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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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She is heartened by a steady improvement in the discipline but admits the constant attention on her lack of distance has become a selffulfilling prophecy.
They believe the danger is that gloomy economic predictions sparked by the US terror incidents are seeping into general acceptance - threatening a selffulfilling prophecy.
My opinion, and that's all it is, is that it has become a selffulfilling prophecy.
If you drive that message hard enough and consistently enough, guess what, it will become a selffulfilling prophecy.
Fabregas needed to be that person last night but although he kept driving forward, for him, the game became a selffulfilling prophecy.
Reckless ConDem spending cuts risk turning lower growth forecasts into a selffulfilling prophecy, sucking money out of an economy struggling to recover from a cataclysmic financial meltdown If Britain slips into the horror of a second, double-dip recession, the country will know who to blame: Mr Cameron.
Yet if something keeps on happening, it can worm its way into the minds of players, making them fear a recurrence and so turning that prospect into selffulfilling prophecy.
Clerk of the course Chris Stickels produced a racing surface that was near prefect and any bias over the straight mile was something of a selffulfilling prophecy, since whenever one fancied horse with early speed went towards the stands' side, other riders naturally followed.
Sadly, this can become a selffulfilling prophecy, as the worse your jealousy and paranoia, the more you push your partner away.