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Chapter 22. Treat Beliefs as Prophecy > Positive Illusions and Self-Fulfilling ...

Positive Illusions and Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Shelly Taylor’s research, which she reported in her book Positive Illusions, shows that three adaptive unrealistic beliefs can be positive illusions that create self-fulfilling prophecies. Positive illusions enable people to take action and to manage negative feedback. The three adaptive misconceptions are:

Unrealistic optimism about the future

Exaggerated perceptions of personal control

Unrealistically positive view of self


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