Definition of overidentification in English:

overidentification

noun

Psychology Sociology
  • The action of identifying oneself to an excessive degree with someone or something else, especially to the detriment of one's individuality or objectivity.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Journal of Educational Sociology. From over- + identification.

Pronunciation

overidentification

/ˌəʊv(ə)rʌɪˌdɛntɪfɪˈkeɪʃn/