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 Self-fulfilling prophecy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Self-fulfilling prophecy is sometimes seen as a manifestation of positive feedback in human society.
Self-fulfilling prophecies are often seen as similar to the predestination paradox, in which a person travels back in time to prevent an event, but ends up causing it.
One of the earliest examples of self-fulfilling prophecies in literature is the ancient Greek legend of Oedipus. /wiki/Self_fulfilling_prophecy   (853 words)

 Self-fulfilling Prophecies
The other type of self-fulfilling prophecy occurs when a perception or prophecy is made and people autonomously change their behavior to agree with the prophecy.
Downey, G.; Freitas, A. L..; Michaelis, B.; Khouri, H. The Self-fulfilling Prophecy in close relationships: rejection sensivity and rejection by romantic partners.
This process where people make true what they perceive to be true is the self-fulfilling prophecy. /resources/beharchive/bexstudents/DonnaLandry/dl320.html   (3988 words)

Consistent with self-fulfilling prophecy is that teachers in this study treated their children in a more receptive pleasant manner when they expected greater intellectual gains, in other words an improved intellectual performance.
Here evidence indicates that stereotypes that depict a particular appearance do not yield a self-fulfilling prophecy.
“The self-fulfilling prophecy is in the beginning, a false definition of the situation evoking a new behavior which makes the originally false conception come true”; “the specious validity of the self-fulfilling prophecy perpetuates a reign of error” (Merton, l948, p.l95). /internet/psych/theses/2005/vangerven/webpage2.htm   (7936 words)

 self-fulfilling prophecy on
SELF-FULFILLING PROPHECY [self-fulfilling prophecy] a concept developed by Robert K. Merton to explain how a belief or expectation, whether correct or not, affects the outcome of a situation or the way a person (or group) will behave.
Prophecy de novo: the nearly self-fulfilling doomsday forecast.(environmental catastrophism)
Alcohol Expectancies and Sexuality: A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Analysis of Dyadic Perceptions and Behavior(*). /html/s1/selffulfi.asp   (242 words)

 Self-fulfilling prophecy
The Indian cricket team is currently on their 'self-fulfilling prophecy loop'.
The current Indian team is a classic example of the 'self-fulfilling prophecy'.
This sets a vicious loop of the self-fulfilling prophecy. /wc2003/2003/feb/18guest.htm   (470 words)

 Can technical analysis be called a self-fulfilling prophecy?
Those who do see technical analysis as a self-fulfilling prophecy argue that these indicators are "right" only because extremely large numbers of people base trading decisions on these same indicators, thereby using the same information to take their positions, and, in turn, pushing the price in the direction predicted by the indicators.
A self-fulfilling prophecy is an event that is caused only by the preceding prediction or expectation that it was going to occur.
The reason there is a question over whether technical analysis is a self-fulfilling prophesy is that its tools - such as support and resistance, trendlines, major daily moving averages and other types of indicators - do seem to have predictive qualities. /ask/answers/05/selffulfillingprophecy.asp   (519 words)

 Self-Fulfilling Prophecy —
Whether or not a teacher is aware of it, the self-fulfilling prophecy is at work, impacting students either to their benefit or their detriment.
The self-fulfilling prophecy should be of great interest to teachers, both those in training and those in service.
This volume is an invaluable tool for introducing and summarizing the vast literature into the impact of SFP....I would highly recommend Self-Fulfilling Prophecy as the definitive work on the subject. /books/bookdetail.asp?sku=C5502   (217 words)

 Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?
For most critics of dispensationalism who believe that we are dangerous and on the verge of creating a self-fulfilling prophecy, the Temple Mount is said to be the most dangerous spot on planet earth.
[16] Even though Weber appears to believe that dispensationalists will create a self-fulfilling prophecy throughout his book, he does come to a final conclusion that is exactly the opposite.
It would be too easy- and completely unwarranted- to conclude that American prophecy believers are responsible for the mess the world is in, that their beliefs have produced the current quagmire in the Middle East. /featured/Self-FulfillingProphecy.html   (2553 words)

 The self-fulfilling prophecy or Pygmalion effect
As it is known and taught today in management and education circles, the notion of the self-fulfilling prophecy was conceptualized by Robert Merton a professor of sociology at Columbia University.
Magic certainly was involved in the ancient myth from which the idea of the self-fulfilling prophecy takes its other common name.
Self-fulfilling Prophecy PDF to view the print-disabled PDF version. /pygmalion   (760 words)

 Redrock Outdoors Fitness Home Page
I've witnessed first hand the way negative thoughts translate themselves into a sort of self-fulfilling prophecy.
I've personally witnessed the amazing power of self talk, as I've watched a person very close to me suffer through a very self-destructive time in life, driven mostly by negative self talk.
Some people set goals and work constantly to reach them, other's simply practice positive "self talk" to keep themselves healthy and happy as they pass down life's road. /Fitness/mental.htm   (556 words)

The implicit self-reference includes the acts of individuals who believe in the truth of the prophesy and are capable of either influencing or interpreting the course of events in the prophecy's domain.
The self-referential loop is rarely cognized by the believer.
A forecast (see prediction) which, by the very fact that it is stated, has the effect of bringing about what it claims and thereby making it more "true" than it would have been without publication. /ASC/SELF-F_PROPH.html   (105 words)

 Social Prejudice and Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
Self-fulfilling prophecy is a phenomenon by which people’s expectations about the future events lead them to behave in particular ways that, on occasion, can cause the expected event to occur.
Through employee turnover and self-fulfilling prophecy, our opinion will be proven right.
Employee turnover sorts personalities, attracting people who fit the leader’s image and rejecting those who don’t, thus fulfilling the self-fulfilling prophecy. /workplace/social_prejudice.htm   (1283 words)

 Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
One of the more disturbing studies in the field of educational psychology concerns the concept of the self-fulfilling prophecy.
Since Rhett Waldman uses the phrase, “self-fulfilling prophecy,” in his article—“The Rebirth of Our Son”—elsewhere in this issue, it seemed appropriate to examine the origins and meaning of this concept.
Here is what he has to say about “self-fulfilling prophecy:” /fr/fr10/fr03ss05.htm   (935 words)

 Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
The January Managing Tip discussed the benefits of using the concept of self-fulfilling prophecy to your advantage as a manager.
Self-fulfilling prophecy is not magic, and it does not work overnight.
This month's tip will take this concept one step further, and discuss behaviors of a manager who is able to effectively use the self-fulfilling prophecy. /mntp/mntp0298.htm   (465 words)

 Tarot - Self-fulfilling Prophecy
The prophecy of Zacharias is one of the books admitted by both Jews and Christians into their canon of Sacred Writings, one of the Minor Prophets.
The Bible's teaching about the gift of prophecy is covered with an examination of the work of Ellen G. White in light of that teaching. Mr. Rebok served for a time as chairman of the board of trustees of the Ellen G. White Estate.
Taking the Bible as sole authority, this book goes on a journey through past and future events, as they relate to Biblical prophecy, and point to the only real means of escape from soon-coming calamities - God's plan of redemption. /self-fulfillingprophecy   (1118 words)

 The Partial Observer - A Self Fulfilling Prophecy Comes True
Self fulfilling prophecy … probably made famous by My Fair Lady, one of the most celebrated musicals of all time.
But the self fulfilling prophecy works not only in the positive but also in the negative.
The Partial Observer - A Self Fulfilling Prophecy Comes True /article.cfm?id=1654   (543 words)

 PlanetPapers - Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
The self-fulfilling prophecy is an important force in interpersonal communication, but it doesn’t explain or affect all behavior.
To connect the self-fulfilling prophecy with the ‘power of positive thinking’ is an oversimplification.
The first topic of discussion is the self-imposed, or self-inflicted, self-fulfilling prophecy. /Assets/3584.php   (1515 words)

 The Power of the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
Behold the power of the self-fulfilling prophecy; it's potency has the power to change your world and ultimately it is you who command your own destiny.
We all form "self-fulfilling prophecies" for ourselves, whether or not we are aware of what we are doing.
This is related to self-fulfilling prophecies and the power they hold. /quick/tip316.htm   (765 words)

 Brother's Keeper “Self-Fulfilling Prophecy” - Reviews
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy shows a decisive positive evolution from "The Continuum" in both lyrical and musical content.
With this release BK have once again proved that they aren't afraid to be themselves and create their own distinct style of hardcore.
This is the first time I had ever heard them, and I'm proud that I bought this 7". /discography/reviews/TK0011   (1179 words)

 Core beliefs and the self fulfilling prophecy trap
The ‘self-fulfilling prophecy’ trap is much the same as if each time we carried an umbrella to protect us from rain it actually increased the chance of a storm.
A self-fulfilling prophecy just adds to the chance of this happening, by providing supporting evidence that ‘proves’ the unbalanced belief must be true.
Core beliefs and the self fulfilling prophecy trap /Self_Fulfilling_Prophecy_Trap.htm   (1761 words)

 Leadership in Action: The self-fulfilling prophecy
A self-fulfilling prophecy occurs despite the truth or falsity of the prophecy.
The second type of self-fulfilling prophecy is where people automatically change their behavior to agree with a prophecy.
The concept of self-fulfilling prophecy can be summarized in three key principles: /aflaclia/e_article000170189.cfm?x=b11,0,w   (807 words)

 Profiling-A Self-Fulfilling Racist Policy
Thus his view becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy: More blacks are arrested, so more blacks are criminals, so to catch more criminals, stop more blacks, which leads to more blacks arrested.
Toby is correct that there is "a civil-liberties cost" to raced-based policing: a large number of law-abiding, tax-paying, hard-working African-American citizens will be subjected to encounters with the police that are often difficult, frightening and humiliating.
If police stop disproportionate numbers of black drivers, of course they will find evidence of crime on a disproportionate number of black drivers. /~sww/circle/raceprofiling/self-fulfilling_policy.html   (430 words)

 Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Myth
The self-fulfilling prophecy concept can be safely ignored as a rhetorical device issued by those who themselves are in denial, unable to grasp its systemic nature, and/or those looking for a scapegoat.
In fact, you could probably say a bank shut-down is inevitable /or/truthfinder/panic.html   (1959 words) Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
That problem is the increasing likelihood that self-fulfilling prophecies are apt to shake politics, governance and the global economy to the core.
Certainly, there are good reasons for changing perceptions; however, the media appear to me to be an ever-growing source of a significant problem.
A literate but too-busy-to-care American populace gets much of its information via television, increasingly on cable news networks. /comment/themeehannotes/1223631.html   (1786 words)

 Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
Therefore, although I was well on my way to deflating the "self-fulfilling prophecy" argument regarding the Bible, I realized I could avoid the issue altogether by returning to the "extra-biblical" historical documentation of Old Testament prophetic fulfillment.
Therefore, I have one religious book being used to support the prophecies in another religious book -- the New Testament accounts to document Old Testament prophetic fulfillment.
We're merely using one collection of ancient historical documents to establish the veracity of another collection of ancient historical documents... /self-fulfilling-prophecy.htm   (520 words)

 Self-Fulfilling Prophecy:
NOTE: Self-fulfilling prophecies must involve at least two people-- you cannot have a self-fulfilling prophecy with yourself
Week 3: Self-fulfilling Prophecy, Correspondence Inference Theory, Covariation Model, Lau and Russell, Lau and Russell Review Sheet (new)
CH: When there is a need to enhance / protect self esteem we engage more in hedonic bias /~psychol/380sek/Week3.html   (1471 words)

 Why Work Toward the Singularity?
The Singularity is something that we can actually go out and do, not a philosophical way of describing something that inevitably happens to humanity.
It takes the sweep of human progress and a whole technological economy to create the potential for the Singularity, just as it takes the entire framework of science to create the potential for a cancer cure, but it also takes a deliberate effort to run the last mile and fulfill that potential.
In that sense, sparking the Singularity is no different from any other grand challenge - someone has to do it. /why-singularity.html   (2959 words)

 eG Forums -> Self-fulfilling Prophecy
Self-fulfilling Prophecy, NY Times Piece - '82 Bordeaux
Self-fulfilling prophecies belong on Wall Street, not Oenophile Blvd. Give me a '78 Bordeaux with dinner anytime.
If someone proclaims a vintage of the century after having purchased futures, living off the investment can't hurt. /index.php?showtopic=9027   (577 words)

 Iraqi War: Elephant repellant or self-fulfilling prophecy?
Of course, if Saddam DOES have bio/chem weapons, he will use them if he is attacked, just as the CIA has testified to Congress this week It will be nothing less than a textbook case of the self-fulfilling prophecy.
You may also recall the phenomenon of the self-fulfilling prophecy.
Believing fearful things can cause them to happen. /elephant.html   (407 words)

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