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overidentification

Definitions

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  • n. A case of overidentifying with something.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ identification

Examples

  • A kind of overidentification seems to take place with Holden and his complaints, to the detriment of the students, who should be given more positive models of how young people their age should think and behave.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • It was as if the raisin shone a light -- of hope -- on this patient's overidentification with the label, "depressed."

    Jeffrey Hull, Ph.D.: You Are Not a Diagnosis

  • All this, combined with perfectionism, overidentification with one's work, and other dysfunctional attitudes, results in a whopping case of fear of failure, which should more properly be called terror of failure.

    Hillary Rettig: How to Overcome Writer's Block

  • By the same token, internships promote overidentification with employers: I make sacrifices to work free, therefore I must love my work.

    Anya Kamenetz: The High Cost of Unpaid Internships

  • They became involved in liberal arts colleges rather than building Bible schools, engaged in social programs, and criticized conservative Protestantism's overidentification with militarism and unfettered capitalism.

    Puncturing a gas bag ...

  • The kind of pathologic overidentification that feeds into child abuse?

    Devil's Waltz

  • Copeland (1974) attributed adolescent repeat pregnancies to an incomplete sense of identity and poor self-esteem; and other authors (Bandura and Walters, 1963 and Douvan and Adelson, 1966) have observed early closure in personal development and overidentification with mothers who themselves were teenage mothers.

    Clinical Work with Adolescents

  • How much of this was due to her overidentification with her mother and how much was due to the original unresolved oedipal conflicts is not clear.

    Clinical Work with Adolescents

  • When carried to extremes mimicking looks phony, and it is called overidentification.

    Chapter 3

  • "It covers such basics as thinking and acting as if you were in a small organization, relying on a single backer who can withdraw their support at just the wrong time, the linkage of personal reward with success and overidentification with a particular project," Houdayer says.

    Forbes.com: News

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