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Handbook of Traffic Psychology

  • ID: 1762756
  • Book
  • August 2011
  • 536 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

The Handbook of Traffic Psychology covers all key areas of research in this field including  theory, applications, methodology and analyses, variables that affect traffic, driver problem behaviors, and countermeasures to reduce risk on roadways.  Comprehensive in scope, the methodology section includes case-control studies, self-report instruments and methods, field methods and naturalistic observational techniques, instrumented vehicles and in-car recording techniques, modeling and simulation methods, in vivo methods, clinical assessment, and crash datasets and analyses.  Experienced researchers will better understand what methods are most useful for what kinds of studies and students can better understand the myriad of techniques used in this discipline.

  • Focuses specifically on traffic, as opposed to transport
  • Covers all key areas of research in traffic psychology including theory, applications, methodology and analyses, variables that affect traffic, driver problem behaviors, and countermeasures to reduce the risk of variables and behavior
  • Contents include how to conduct traffic research and how to analyze data
  • Contributors come from more than 10 countries, including US, UK, Japan, Netherlands, Ireland, Switzerland, Mexico, Australia, Canada, Turkey, France, Finland, Norway, Israel, and South Africa

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Part One: Theories, Concepts, and Methods

Chapter 1
How Many E's in Road Safety?

Chapter 2
Driver Control Theory

Chapter 3
Case-Control Studies in Traffic Psychology

Chapter 4
Self-Report Instruments and Methods

Chapter 5
Naturalistic Observational Field Techniques for Traffic Psychology Research

Chapter 6
Naturalistic Driving Studies and Data Coding and Analysis Techniques

Chapter 7
Driving Simulators as Research Tools in Traffic Psychology

Chapter 8
Crash Data Sets and Analysis

Part Two: Key Variables to Understand in Traffic Psychology

Chapter 9
Neuroscience and Young Drivers

Chapter 10
Neuroscience and Older Drivers

Chapter 11
Visual Attention While Driving

Chapter 12
Social, Personality, and Affective Constructs in Driving

Chapter 13
Mental Health and Driving

Chapter 14
Person and Environment: Traffic Culture

Chapter 15
Human Factors and Ergonomics

Part Three: Key Problem Behaviors

Chapter 16
Factors Influencing Safety Belt Use

Chapter 17
Alcohol-Impaired Driving

Chapter 18

Chapter 19
Running Traffic Controls

Chapter 20
Driver Distraction

Chapter 21
Driver Fatigue

Part Four: Vulnerable and Problem Road Users

Chapter 22
Young Children and "Tweens"

Chapter 23
Young Drivers

Chapter 24
Older Drivers

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28
Professional Drivers

Part Five: Major Countermeasures to Reduce Risk

Chapter 29
Driver Education and Training

Chapter 30
Persuasion and Motivational Messaging

Chapter 31

Part Six: Interdisciplinary Issues

Chapter 32
The Intersection of Road Traffic Safety and Public Health

Chapter 33
Public Policy

Chapter 34
Travel Mode Choice

Chapter 35
Road Use Behavior in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Porter, Bryan E.
Bryan Porter is Professor of Psychology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. His work examines psychology's role in solving community problems, where he regularly involves government, media, engineering, and law enforcement partners in his work. His research areas include driving safety, public health and safety, and large-scale behavioral interventions. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour (Elsevier) and editor of Handbook of Traffic Psychology (Elsevier, 2011).
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