American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A chronic inflammation of the lachrymal and salivary glands, often accompanied by rheumatoid arthritis and the presence of autoantibodies in the blood, occurring chiefly among women.
- n. An excessive, or unusually great involvement
- From over- + involvement (Wiktionary)
- After Henrik Samuel Conrad Sjögren (1899-1986), Swedish ophthalmologist. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Buried in overattachment and overinvolvement is an assumption of fragility, the belief that by not having some nuance of need met, the child will be irrevocably harmed.”
“Similarly, "you will find next to no scientific data on helicopter parenting," says Keene State College psychologist Neil Montgomery, using the popular term for parental overinvolvement.”
“Unfortunately parents thwart this process through overinvolvement in the college years, which is often preceded by overinvolvement in the high school years.”
““Emotional overinvolvement,” however, is a term of art that requires a little explanation.”
“Collectively referred to as “high expressed emotion” they were criticism, hostility, and emotional overinvolvement.”
“Making the ill individual aware that his or her behavior and cognition are being monitored and judged was, she knew, a sign of emotional overinvolvement.”
“Psychology expert Hara Marano reveals how parental overinvolvement hinders a childs development socially, emotionally, and neurologically.”
“More recently, the spokesman for the Pakistan armed forces criticized the "overinvolvement of Indians in Afghanistan," specifically warning against any Indian aid in training the Afghan Army.”
“I think the problem was actually overinvolvement of government, with Congress meddling in the affairs of Wall Street and opening the door to subprime lending via the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977.”
“You know, it was overinvolvement with my Google reader and blogging that got me to rethink my anti-schedule stance.”
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