self-fulfilling prophecy


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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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Let the expectations be a positive self-fulfilling prophecy, and enjoy the successes of your people because they reflect well on you as well as on them.
Complicated connections in the strategic succession of America's global interventions propel this phenomenon of self-fulfilling prophecy. These connections are difficult to trace but absolutely vital to understand if we are to avoid more perverse outcomes like Korea and Iraq.
This situation paralyzes your staff and becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Orientation materials must clearly delineate to parents how destructive these "pick-up deals" are.
The respondents are concerned that simply discussing the real estate bubble might create a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Rick Rifkin of OmniSource Corp., Fort Wayne, Ind., said that when the emotions of fund managers drive the market, pricing patterns tend to become a "self-fulfilling prophecy," as managers follow one another into and out of the market.
A type of Pygmalion effect, or self-fulfilling prophecy, then will follow.
Gender and Computers: considers the authors' original research as well as recently published work by other leading scholars; documents that girls are at a marked disadvantage in their ability to learn about and profit from information technology in our educational system; sets the problem of computer anxiety in a rich context of social psychological theories, including stereotype threat, self-fulfilling prophecy, social comparison, and attribution theory; and offers suggestions that parents, teachers, and school systems can implement to overcome the digital divide.
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.
You could call this order a self-fulfilling prophecy. Or you could call it good business sense.
It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, and they grow in an upward spiral.
Mighton, founder of a successful math tutoring program for failing students, believes that not only is that conclusion wrong, but that it has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Indeed, Mighton says, children fail math because they come to believe they are not good at it.
We must advocate more strongly for our patients to help them avoid this self-fulfilling prophecy.