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Definition of the noun overachievement

What does overachievement mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: overachievements

  1. better than expected performance (better than might have been predicted from intelligence tests)

Alternative definition of the noun overachievement


  1. A greater than anticipated achievement


"Overachievement" is a book by John Eliot.


Overachievement: Overachievers are individuals who "perform better or achieve more success than expected." The implicit presumption is that the "overachiever" is achieving superior results through excessive effort. In a teaching context, an "overachiever" is an educational label applied to students, who perform better than their peers when normalized for the instructor's perceptions of background, intelligence or talent. In the workplace context, individuals who are deemed to be overachievers are those with the drive to complete tasks above and beyond expectations and who set very high career goals for themselves.

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Google previewLive Courageously (2011)

by Terri Cadiente

But for many, overachievement is a way to gain approval and a longedfor sense of acceptance.

Google previewSummary: Overachievement (2014)

Review and Analysis of Eliot's Book by BusinessNews Publishing

Learning to love pressure is essential to becoming the kind of exceptional thinker for whom overachievement is a way of life.” – John Eliot “If you know what you're doing, if you're good at your job, the 'nerves' actually can make you perform ...

Google previewEDucation & GEnder (2013)

Gender-specific education in different countries. Historical aspects - current trends by Oliver Holz, Fiona Shelton

However, the frequently expressed moral panic in education that girls' overachievement is a cause for concern is, in itself, a cause for concern. According to Paule (2008) an implication of this is that by 'overachieving' girls are somehow being ...

Google previewHandbook on Counseling Youth (1996)

by John McDowell, Bob Hostetler

Overachievement is a condition in which perfectionism, fear of failure, compulsive behavior, and anxiety drive a student ...

Google previewThe Clinical Guide to Child Psychiatry (1985)

by David Shaffer

Overachievement is a term often used but whose validity is without empirical basis. We do not know enough about its meaning to permit us to counsel children to abandon specific goals. It is illuminating to note that, among professionals, ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Special Education (2004)

A Reference for the Education of the Handicapped and Other Exceptional Children and Adults by Cecil R. Reynolds, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen

OverACHIEVEMENT AND SPECIAL EDUCATION OVERACHIEVEMENT AND SPECIAL EDUCATION Aside from those areas where children possess superior skills or abilities, overachievement would not usually be considered ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Dictionary of Education (2011)

Second Edition by John W. Collins, Nancy Patricia O'Brien

overachievement Accomplishment beyond the level expected. Performance that exceeds the level predicted by previous assessments of potential. (jw) overexcitabilities An aspect of ...

Google previewThe Whiplash Encyclopedia (2006)

by Robert Ferrari

Following the onset of pain, this pattern of unrelenting self-sacrifice and overachievement typically comes to an abrupt halt with the patient becoming the recipient of special care instead of the provider. . . . The onset of physical injury or illness ...

Google previewAmerican Philosophy: An Encyclopedia (2008)

by John Lachs, Robert B. Talisse

James isnotsimply sayingthat overbelief causes overachievement butratherthe epistemic claim that priorbeliefin pmay result inproducing evidencefor the truth ofp.Herehe comes close to the Pauline doctrine thatone must believein God before ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict (2008)

enthusiasm, and frenzied overachievement. There are few studies of the psychology or sociology of.

Google previewCollins Rhyming Dictionary (2014)

by Rosalind Fergusson

indecent, impuissant, malfeasant,allegiant, *antecedent, disagreement,* overachievement, underachievement 16.26 credence,grievance, sequence,* impedance, agreements, achievements, malfeasance, allegiance, * antecedence , etc.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Psychology (1999)

by Raymond J. Corsini

academic overachievement ahstracting The act of considering something as a general quality or characteristic, apart from concrete realities, specific ohjects, or actual instances. Disceruing the common elemems in situations which are differem ...

Google previewDictionary, Grades 6 - 12 (2012)

Classic Reference Library by American Education Publishing

Something given over and above what is expected; extra payment reflecting past overachievement. boo interj. Verbal expression showing dis- approval or contempt. boo•boo n. A mistake, blunder, or minor injury. boo•by prize n. A prize given ...

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Scrabble value of O1V4E1R1A1C3H4I1E1V4E1M3E1N1T1

The value of this 15-letter word is 28 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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