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self fulfilling prophesy


Self- fulfilling Prophesy If you can believe it, you can achieve it!  ~Walt Disney I’ve been thinking a lot about the self-fulfilling prophesy.  The first time I learned about it was when my husband was in college.  He came home and told me about a study he learned that was done on kindergarten children.  At the beginning of the year the kids were tested in various subjects and comprehension.  The kids that scored the highest were put into one group and the kids that scored the lowest in another.However, the teacher and the students were told that the group that scored the lowest- scored the highest and vice versa (switching them up).  By the end of the year they retested and the opposite was true!  So the kids that originally scored the highest but were told they were the low scoring group actually did test low by the end of the year.  They attributed this to the self fulfilling prophesy.  Not as much was expected from the high scoring kids so they didn’t do well.  Even more amazing though- the kids that scored …