PYGMALIONISM By N., Pam M.S. - April 28, 2013 Falling in love with one's own creation. In Greek mythology, Pygmalion sculpted a statue of Aphrodite and promptly fell in love with it. PYGMALIONISM: "Pygmalionism is on full display in the classic Movie and Play "My Fair Lady"." Related Psychology Terms CADUCEUS JOCASTA COMPLEX THANATOS CADUCEUS SELF-FULFILLING PROPHECY APOLLONIAN AMAZON ROLE EXPECTATIONS PHAEDRA COMPLEX PROCRUSTES ROTATION Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PYGMALIONISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/pygmalionism/ (accessed April 17, 2021).