PATHOLOGICAL FALLACY

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an error of over-generalization wherein pathological traits seen in one person or in a limited set of people are extrapolated and credited to the basic populace.

PATHOLOGICAL FALLACY: "The overassumption was not only a pathological fallacy on the researchers' parts, but a grand one at that."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PATHOLOGICAL FALLACY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/pathological-fallacy/ (accessed June 30, 2022).

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