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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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Steffens tries to make the distinction that the wishful thinker fantasizes but takes no action, whereas the self-deceiver is defined by his/her actions.
Windsor: 7.05 Wishful Thinker. 9.05 Sheba Spring (nap).
Or was it merely a "sidestep" to pave the way for the creation of a Cabinet-level DICT, as some wishful thinkers initially thought?
Responding to Erdogan's apparent red line on "two founding states" in Cyprus, coalition partner DIKO spokeswoman Christiana Erotocritou said his statements should help bring down to earth those wishful thinkers who believe Erdogan wants a solution.
Since breaking through with 2010's "Plans for Tomorrow," Aura Garrido has proved chameleonic, moving from the mature-beyond-her-years teen in Juana Macias' "Plans" to the moping granddaughter in Jorge Sanchez-Cabezudo's Canal Plus Espana original series "Crematorium" to the actress who energizes a film director's life in Jonas Trueba's "The Wishful Thinkers." "An actress's career involves a large element of luck, and I've been lucky enough to be given (a range of) roles" she says.
Mention speciale pour deux autres films marquants: Fievres de Hicham Ayouch et The Wishful Thinkers de l'Espagnol Jonas Trueba.Hors competition, nous avons eu le plaisir d'admirer le tres attendu [beaucoup moins que]C'est eux les chiens[beaucoup plus grand que] de Hicham Lasri.
Clery is far less critical of the key scientists involved than was his former colleague Charles Seife, who argued in his entertaining 2008 book Sun in a Bottle that fusion research is plagued by narcissists and wishful thinkers.
Guatemalan leaders are taking note as well, prompting some wishful thinkers to contemplate a "second peace" for Central America.
The problem from Syrian reformers' stand-point is that young President Assad, who inherited the "throne" from his father in July 2000, is surrounded by an old guard of wishful thinkers. Trapped by many years of dependency on power enjoyed in the comfort of their invisibility, these figures including his mother can only tell him what they like to believe.
Wishful thinkers still hoping for Christmas snow will be disappointed, as Met Office experts say there's "absolutely no chance at all".
They ran to hide behind the skirts of the nanny states - fortunately, not quite as extinct as the wishful thinkers had imagined.
Commercial reality means there will be no change next year, whatever the wishful thinkers may argue.