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6 June, 14:36

What does overgeneralization mean

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  1. 6 June, 16:13
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    draw a conclusion or make a statement about (something) that is more general than is justified by the available evidence.
  2. 6 June, 16:19
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    An overgeneralization would occur when a generalization was extended to situations that might not be true.

    So an example: An accurate generalization might be that "Most women eventually want to be married." But the statement: "All women want to eventually marry" would be an overgeneralization, since there are probably some women who plan to be single all their life.
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