wishful thinking


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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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Following the basic design of previous wishful thinking studies, respondents were asked to predict election outcomes and to state their preference for one of the candidates.
The 2009 budget prepared by the government was also a classic case of wishful thinking. It was based on the absurd assumption that state revenue would keep rising, oblivious to the recession that had hit the rest of the world and was bound to reach CypruseIU shores.
CORRECTION: Washington's "tough line" and "consistent attitude" with Pyongyang are wishful thinking. Even the Post's Fred Hiatt, cited above, admitted that the Bush administration's handling of North Korea differed little from the Clinton administration's, as the White House continues "to ship food aid and offer dialogue."
This is, I would think, wishful thinking and ``verbal foot-and-mouth'' will still be banned.
An inspired curator (he had a hand in MOMA's much-praised Mondrian show), Bois may nonetheless represent wishful thinking on behalf of like-minded colleagues, for high-toned francophone and critical-left types have always been seen by insiders as vanguardians at the MOMA gates.
Crooks by their very nature are lacking in scruples - and to suggest that they can be learned simply by playing a board game of that name is wishful thinking.
BALANCED ASSESSMENT, MEET UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING While I believe those who foresee a significant "standardized testing backlash" anytime soon are indulging in a bit of wishful thinking, there is no question that there's a move afoot to round out assessments.
Coping styles included wishful thinking (such as hoping for a miracle), focusing on problems (making and following a plan of action), avoidance (trying to forget about the problem), relying on religious faith (such as frequent prayer), and self-blame for the relative's illness.
But again we find ourselves in the world of wishful thinking. Jones writes "on behalf of numerous historical readers who, I want to believe, read conduct books more actively and unpredictably, more resistantly, than the texts - and some modern accounts - seem to assume." (Emphasis mine, p.
Wishful thinking? Not at all: A working prototype for such a consumer-choice system has existed for 34 years: the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.
To rely on production people, who think in terms of production problems, to come up with sound market planning is wishful thinking. Production cannot fulfill market needs if it is not in close contact with the market.
Grace Poe on Thursday described as 'wishful thinking' presidential spokesperson Harry Roque's statement that China would someday return the islands it had grabbed from the Philippines.