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Overvalued Idea

An unusual preoccupation which will yield to strong evidence disproving it.

Example: A woman falsely believes herself unusually unattractive. Her self-criticism relents when she’s on a date, but readily returns.

Overvalued Idea
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2016). Overvalued Idea. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 15, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/overvalued-idea/