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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The underlying assumption is self-reflexive: we may be making learning hard just because we are working too hard to learn--a selffulfilling prophecy.
My opinion, and that's all it is, is that it has become a selffulfilling prophecy.
Britain's Labour cities are suffering so disproportionately under the Tory axe that the "desolate north" insult is in danger of becoming a selffulfilling prophecy.
I've said before (I fear) that Sunday closures quickly become a selffulfilling prophecy.
Labelling children sets them up to behave in a certain way and can become a selffulfilling prophecy.
When people talk about a bias, whether it be draw or pace, it can become a selffulfilling prophecy, and we could see trainers heading enthusiastically to Ffos Las with aggressive front-runners.
They believe the danger is that gloomy economic predictions sparked by the US terror incidents are seeping into general acceptance - threatening a selffulfilling prophecy.