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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American Business Awards: Communications or PR Campaign of the Year, Social Media Focused C Making "Stronger than the Storm" a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy for New Jersey Shore Business and Communities.
Discussing concepts ranging from the self-fulfilling prophecy and psychosomatic illness to the concept of God being within each one of us and all of nature, to the bases for successful and happy living that underlie so many varients of "pop" psychology, The Roads To Truth examines the common thread between all these occurances--the acknowledgement of the paramount importance our thoughts play within our lives.
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We must advocate more strongly for our patients to help them avoid this self-fulfilling prophecy.
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Peter Black] was a self-fulfilling prophecy because I didn't know that years later I'd be going to boarding school [at Pineywoods Academy in Pineywoods, Mississippi]," Jarad says.
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These results led Rosenthal to conclude that the positive expectations that teachers held for these students had somehow been communicated to the students and had raised their self-expectations and subsequent performance--a self-fulfilling prophecy.
To a degree, pessimism on the part of French consumers has proven to be a self-fulfilling prophecy.