OVERREGULARIZATION By N., Sam M.S. - 273 noun. a temporary error in language growth wherein the youth tries to make language more regular than it actually is, for instance, by saying breaked. OVERREGULARIZATION: "Savannah is just now learning to break her habits of over-regularization." Related Psychology Terms HABIT LANGUAGE (Psycholinguistics) LEARNING (GENERAL) ADOLESCENCE (Theories) PAIRED ASSOCIATES LEARNING THORNDIKE, EDWARD LEE (1874- 1949) LEARNING PLATEAU NURSERY SCHOOL EXPERIENCE Hitler and Conformity REINFORCEMENT (Reward and Punishment) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "OVERREGULARIZATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/overregularization/ (accessed December 7, 2022).