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Overgeneralization means making statements that tend to exaggerate a particular issue. It is an example of dysfunctional thinking that occurs when individuals make a rule based on a few negative or isolated events and then apply it broadly.
Overhearers refer to individuals who are not part of a conversation which may be bystanders or eavesdroppers.
Overjustification effect refers to the case whereby people view their behavior as caused by compelling extrinsic reasons, making them underestimate the extent to which their behavior was caused by intrinsic reasons

the result of bribing people to do what they already like doing; they may then see their action as externally controlled rather than intrinsically appealing.

Overkill is defined as a common mistake that couples make during arguments, in which one person threatens the worst but doesn’t mean what he or she says.
Overlap refers to a period of simultaneous speech during the last word of a speaker's projected closing. Please see also Interruption.
Overlearning means learning or practice that continues after initial mastery of a skill; learning or practice that continues after initial mastery of a skill; practicing a task even after it has been mastered in order  to retain learning. Moreover, Overlearning means continued rehearsal of material after one has first appeared to have mastered it.
Overload refers to a principle of training describing the need to increase the load / intensity of exercise to cause a further adaptation of a system . Overload, moreover is defined as a psychological reaction to situations and experiences that are so cognitively, perceptually, or emotionally stimulating that they tax or even exceed the individual’s capacity to process incoming information.
Overly permissive parents are parents who give little guidance, allow too much freedom, or do not require the child to take responsibility.

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