2. Self-Fulfilling Prophecies and the Placebo Effect

In this section, we will discuss the subconscious mechanism that explains why self-fulfilling prophesies and placebos work.

For your reference, according to Wikipedia, a self-fulfilling prophecy is a prediction that directly or indirectly causes itself to become true, by the very terms of the prophecy itself, due to positive feedback between belief and behavior.

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As you have learned from both experiments mentioned in this video, it is now clear that everything in our lives is determined by our subconscious expectations.