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overcorrection

Pronunciation: o'ver-ko-rek'shun

Definition: In behavior modification treatment programs, especially those involving developmentally impaired 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.

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