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prognostic framing

Definition of Prognostic Framing

(noun) A solutions-oriented approach to a social problem or grievance, typically used by social movement organizations.

Prognostic Framing Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /prɑɡˈnɑstɪk ˈfreɪmɪŋ/
    • British English
      • /prɒɡˈnɒstɪk ˈfreɪmɪŋ/
  • Syllabification: (prog·nos·tic fram·ing)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: prognostic framings
  • Prognostic framing occurs after analyzing the problem, a process called diagnostic framing. Prognostic framing leads to motivational framing which identifies the “call to action” or “call to arms”.

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Works Consulted

Griffiths, Heather, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Bry, Faye Jones. 2016. Introduction to Sociology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax.

Cite the Definition of Prognostic Framing

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “prognostic framing.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 16, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/prognostic-framing/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

prognostic framing. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/prognostic-framing/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “prognostic framing.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 16, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/prognostic-framing/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“prognostic framing.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/prognostic-framing/>.