OVERCOMPENSATION By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 noun. Reference: compensation. OVERCOMPENSATION: "It seems like there is a great overcompensation on Sherry's part toward her children, perhaps in effort to make up for the time she missed during their childhoods." Related Psychology Terms VOLUNTEER TELESTHESIA (TELAESTHESIAL TELEPLASM POIKILOTHERM OBJECTIVE NONPERSON CORTICOTROPIN AKOASM PARAPHRASIA TRANYLCYPROMINE Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OVERCOMPENSATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/overcompensation/ (accessed March 28, 2020).