overgeneralize in English

draw a conclusion or make a statement about (something) that is more general than is justified by the available evidence.
University of Washington psychologist Jonathon Brown found that those lacking self-esteem overgeneralize their failures to conclude that they are just plain less intelligent and less competent than others.

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1. The key is not to overgeneralize a situation or personalize it inappropriately (two common cognitive distortions).