General psychology experiments

  • General psychology experiments

Learning to understand occupational safety and health behaviour with the help of psychology

This facility provides participants with the opportunity to learn more about human information processing and to experience psychological reactions typical of all humans, while investigating what our response time depends on and what effects automated tasks have. Practical experiments allow participants to see for themselves the effects of such processes. Working with the trainer, they identify the practical consequences of these phenomena for occupational safety and health.

Facility resources

  • Various rigs on which attentiveness experiments can be carried out
  • Visual aids in the form of posters and handouts on perception and automation
  • Computers as an additional tool for conducting experiments and doing exercises (reaction-time experiments)

Topics covered

  • Psychology in occupational safety and health
  • Information processing and occupational safety and health
  • Perception of risk
  • Psychological stress and strain at the workplace


Anne Gehrke
Tel.: +49 351 457-1722