Handbook of Traffic Psychology

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.
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Libraries, researchers, and applied practitioners in traffic psychology.


Book information

  • Published: July 2011
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-381984-0


"Overall, I was impressed by the breadth of coverage of Handbook of Traffic Psychology as well as the inclusion and representation of several international sources. Although there are some chapters that are less comprehensive in scope, they all contribute to the overall effort. The editor should be commended for gathering an impressive list of authors who, in my opinion, adequately fulfilled his ambitious goals for the handbook."--PsycCritiques June 27, 2012, Vol. 57, Release 25, Article 8

Table of Contents

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 - Speed(ing)

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 - Pedestrians

Chapter 26 - Bicyclists

Chapter 27 - Motorcyclists

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 - Enforcement

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