i would say sort of, the power of self-fulfilling fantasy is vast, get up in the morning and say MEH WORST DAY EVER and odds are your day will suck, say i think i'm going to have an accident and you'll probably spend the entire day looking for deadly traps that you'll trip over something.
The old quarter of being a psychic is the metal agility to convince yourself that what you said really happened - i.e. the rine and the histler will
rise up and cover europe = The germanic empire of Hitler will rise up -it's easy to fit te prediction to the facts after the event, that you meant
originally two rivers would flood is neither hear no their.
thirdly cold reading 'you'll meet a tall dark stranger' or 'you're having problems with love', etc saying things which have a high likely hood
of being true for everyone at some point.
the last bit of power comes from pure luck, if i say that the dice will land on a 6 there is a one in six chance i'll be right, if i let the times
i'm wrong slip from my memory and only tell stories about the times i was right then i'm soon going seem like i'm guessing above chance odds.
those 4 things all working together make the illusion of psychic power very vivid and seemingly very real.