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Self-Fulfilling Prophecy - Sociology Dictionary

This is a concise definition of the self-fulfilling prophecy from a sociological perspective.

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Donna Landry from the University of Maine elaborates on the concept of the self-fulfilling prophecy with special reference to the types of predictions we make for ourselves.

Educational Psychology - Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Educators also are aware of how the expectations of teachers communicate self-fulfilling prophecies and how that can affect the learning process. This site summarizes some of the work that has been published on that question.

Robert King Merton

This entry from the Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia provides background information about Robert Merton who introduced the term self-fulfilling prophecy.

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