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Synonyms for overgeneralize

draw too general a conclusion

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Although it is important to consider the differences in learning style between people of different cultures, overgeneralizing can lead to some harmful effects.
In assigning causality to political culture, there is always a danger of overgeneralizing.
This, of course, is the goal of general semantics--to show people how they can become aware of their misperceptions, overgeneralizing, and poor judgments and how they can reconsider and reconstitute them so that they help themselves to more accurately perceive, accept, and live more comfortably with 'reality.
While cautioning against overgeneralizing the Amaranth situation when looking at the rest of the hedge fund industry, Mungovan said as the market grows, hedge fund managers and traders may be tempted to take ever-greater risks in light of their track record of big returns.
Baudry tends to be cautious and refrains from overgeneralizing.
As their cognitive abilities undergo developmental transitions, overgeneralizing or rigid thinking may cause a stressful experience to be seen as solvable only through suicide.
This does not mean that the work should be accepted without caveats--even Peirce cautions that her work represents a serendipitous time in which the Ottoman strategies of administration and government were working extraordinarily well at the height of its military and political power, underscoring the dangers of overgeneralizing the findings here.
Theoretically, selecting respondents from one religious group made it possible to explore the perspectives and worldviews of particular women and avoid the problem of overgeneralizing about the sources of support for social caregiving.
More important, this separation stresses the significance of not oversimplifying student feelings toward research nor overgeneralizing about negative research attitudes.
The media, including this publication, are responsible for misrepresenting and overgeneralizing these findings.
Care must be taken not to avoid overgeneralizing findings.
As teacher candidates confront the "messiness" of classroom life through examination of several kinds of data, they may experience the natural tendency to reduce complexity by oversimplifying or overgeneralizing (Spiro et al.
Discussion of the impact of immigration on American ethnic groups and cautions against overgeneralizing are also included.
Through this negative view of the world, they distort experiences and display information processing errors such as overgeneralizing predictions of negative outcomes, catastrophising the consequences of negative events, and selectively attending to the negative features of the events (Evans & Murphy, 1997; Flannery-Schroeder, Henin, & Kendall, 1996).