Glossary O

Overmatching refers to a deviation from matching in which the proportion of responses on the richer schedule versus poorer schedule is more different than would be predicted by matching.
Overregularization refers to the overgeneralization of grammatical rules to irregular cases where the rules do not apply which occurs when individuals apply the general rules of language to the exceptional cases that vary from the norm, such as saying mouses rather than mice and pluralizing foot as foots
Overshadowing refers to the phenomenon whereby the most salient member of a compound stimulus is more readily conditioned as a CS and thereby interferes with conditioning of the least salient member.

Overt behavior is a behavior that has the potential for being directly observed by an individual other than the one performing the behavior; actions that can be directly observed by others.
Overt homosexual refers to a homosexual who is open about his or her sexual orientation; who has already admitted his or her sexuality .

Overt integrity tests refer to a type of honesty test that asks questions about applicants’ attitudes toward theft and their previous theft history.
Overt observation means openly watching and recording group behavior with no attempt to conceal one's research purposes.
Overt–covert dimension refers to an independent dimension consisting of a continuum of antisocial behavior ranging from overt forms such as physical aggression at one end, to covert forms (example hidden or sneaky acts ) at the other. The overt forms of antisocial behavior correspond roughly to those on the aggressive subdimension of the externalizing dimension, whereas the covert behaviors correspond roughly to those on the delinquent subdimension of the externalizing dimension.

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