What is CONTROL?

Written by Pam MS, NCSP | Fact checked by Psychology Dictionary staff 

noun. 1. control, authority, or impact on incidences, behaviors, circumstances, or individuals. 2. the management of all external circumstances and factors in an experiment so that any modification in the dependent variable can be credited exclusively to alteration of the independent variable. 3. any tool used to operate or control a piece of equipment.

CONTROL: "Parents should expect to maintain full control over their children's lives until the latter teenage years."

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