overcorrection


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o·ver·cor·rec·tion

(ō'vĕr-kŏ-rek'shŭn),
In behavior modification treatment programs, especially those involving mentally retarded people, overlearning the desired target behavior beyond the set criterion to ensure that the behavior will continue to meet the established criterion when the postlearning decrements and forgetting occur.

o·ver·cor·rec·tion

(ō'vĕr-kŏ-rek'shŭn)
In behavior modification treatment programs, especially those involving mentally retarded people, overlearning the desired target behavior beyond the set criterion to ensure that the behavior will continue to meet the established criterion when the decrements and forgetting occur after the learning process has concluded.

overcorrection 

A term applied to a corrective prescription of slightly higher power than required. It has occasionally been suggested as an attempt to slow the progression of myopia. See myopia control.

o·ver·cor·rec·tion

(ō'vĕr-kŏ-rek'shŭn)
Correction of tooth positioning beyond what would be optimal at that moment to prevent relapse to an abnormal position in response to growth changes in tissues.
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The effects and side-effects of an overcorrection procedure applied by parents of severely emotionally disturbed children in a home environment.
Surgical outcomes to the right of PLANO (see Figure 2) represent overcorrections by the surgeon; the patient is now hyperopic with a cornea that is too flat.
One response to the "overcorrection" defense is to look at whether something outside the driver's control caused the vehicle to "overreact." For example, what if the driver hit strong side winds while traveling at freeway speed?
Again, this overcorrection could have been requested when submitting the case.
Haber (1980) found Yates' correction to be in most instances an overcorrection, and proposed a simplified form of Cochran's (1942) elaborate continuity-correction process, which is time-consuming and has been little used.
The regulator will try to correct for this over-pressure condition by closing a control element, but the smallest movement results in an overcorrection. Choice of pilot will influence the lower operating limit to some degree, however, stiffness of a controlling element will be the primary governing factor.
Overcorrection. Some users of highly precise, easily calibrated analyzers may attempt to investigate and even correct smaller shifts, such as those between 1.0 and 1.5 SDI.
These unsystematic earnings are then used to calculate the measure of unanticipated earnings variation within each occupation (again, separately for men and women).(6) This method would lead to an overcorrection in estimating the variation in each occupation.
Thousands of people will lose jobs because of the market overreaction and overcorrection. Many in the middle class - always precariously perched - could sink into the legions of Mexico's working poor.
Overcorrection was a problem for a few people--they became farsighted.
The main reason for the overcorrection was the almost complete stoppage of construction.
However, the balance is a delicate one; we must guard against overcorrection to avoid repressing minority rights.