self-fulfilling prophecy

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15:12 Jan 18, 2010
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Social Sciences - Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
English term or phrase: self-fulfilling prophecy
Definition from A social psycology glossary:
The process by which someone's expectations about a person or group leads to the fulfillment of those expectations.

Example sentence(s):
  • 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. Educational psycology
  • According to The Law of Self-fulfilling Prophecy, people respond the way you expect them to respond. You get what you expect.
  • However, those who 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 predicted direction. Investopedia
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5savaime išsipildanti pranšystė


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savaime išsipildanti pranšystė

Definition from own experience or research:
Numatytas įvykis, kuris įvyksta todėl, kad jis laukiamas.

Example sentence(s):
  • Kas iš jūsų esatę girdėję šį terminą. Savaime išsipidanti pranašystė (self fullfiling prophecy), yra susijusi su mūsų mąstymu apie ateitį ir praeities aiškinimu. Geriausiai šią koncepcija atskleisti per pavyzdį: Tu manai, kad neišlaikysi egzamino (pranšystė). Tuomet pradedi mažiau mokintis, nes kam vargti jei vistiek neišlaikysi? (pakitęs elgesys) Ir tuomet tu neišlaikai egzamino ir mąstai, na va aš buvau teisus (įrodymas, kad pranašystė buvo teisinga). - forum (  
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