OVERCOMPENSATION By N., Sam M.S. - 14 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 CHILD PSYCHIATRY COMPENSATION NEUROSIS (Accident Neurosis) NURSERY SCHOOL EXPERIENCE ADOLESCENCE (Theories) FAMILY CARE EARLY INFANTILE AUTISM Collectivist and Individualist Cultures Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT ENURESIS (Bed-wetting) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "OVERCOMPENSATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/overcompensation/ (accessed July 6, 2022).