Self-fulfilling Prophecies: Mechanisms, Power, and Links to Social Problems

@article{Madon2011SelffulfillingPM,
  title={Self-fulfilling Prophecies: Mechanisms, Power, and Links to Social Problems},
  author={Stephanie Madon and Jennifer Willard and Max Guyll and Kyle C. Scherr},
  journal={Social and Personality Psychology Compass},
  year={2011},
  volume={5},
  pages={578-590}
}
A core theme of social psychology is that perceivers can shape targets’ future behaviors through self-fulfilling prophecies. Self-fulfilling prophecies occur when perceivers’ false beliefs about targets initiate a sequence of events that ultimately cause targets to exhibit expectancy-consistent behaviors, thereby causing perceivers’ initially false beliefs to become true. This article reviews theory and research relevant to self-fulfilling prophecies with particular foci on the underlying… 
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