Find over 25,000 psychological definitions


verbal protocol

a method of eliciting verbal reports of individuals’ thoughts as they perform a set of specified research tasks. Participants are asked to describe whatever they are seeing, thinking, doing, and feeling as it occurs during task performance. Rather than capturing mere summaries of a task’s results, the method provides the researcher with insight about the cognitive processes involved in task completion and the representations on which they operate.

Browse dictionary by letter

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Psychology term of the day

June 19th 2024

administrative controls

administrative controls

in safety engineering, managerial interventions—such as training, rotating work schedules to reduce exposure (e.g., to hazardous chemicals), and implementing clearance requirements—that can help to maintain a safe environment in the workplace. Administrative controls, supplemented by the use of personal protective equipment, are considered the second resort after engineering controls. See also hazard-control protocol.