OVERSIMPLIFICATION

noun. a depiction or description of something which excludes known vital components, making it seem to be less complex than it actually is.

OVERSIMPLIFICATION: "Her over-simplification of the problem led us to believe it wasn't serious enough to warrant a trip to the hospital."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "OVERSIMPLIFICATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/oversimplification/ (accessed July 22, 2017).
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