wishful thinking


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wishful thinking

Etymology: AS, wiscan + thencan, to think
the interpretation of facts or situations according to one's desires or wishes rather than as they exist in reality, usually used as an unconscious device to avoid painful or unpleasant feelings.
Dereistic thought that a thing or event should have a specified outcome

wishful thinking

Psychology Dereitic thought that a thing or event should have a specified outcome
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There is a positive feeling, but I don't know if that is wishful thinking,'' said Dawn Hudson, executive director of Independent Film Project/Los Angeles.
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For a good number of us, the initial rush of good news led to a false set of expectations rooted more in wishful thinking than in common sense.
Savage, EYP helps turn wishful thinking into concrete plans of action, motivated by the pursuit and achievement of personal and professional satisfaction.