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Traffic and Transport Psychology : Proceedings of the Icttp 2000 - Talib Rothengatter

Traffic and Transport Psychology

Proceedings of the Icttp 2000

Hardcover Published: 15th July 2004
ISBN: 9780080439259
Number Of Pages: 518

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This volume gives an overview of the trends in Traffic and Transport Psychology. It reflects the considerable development of the most important factors for driving a road vehicle, and the variety of international research approaches.

The first part contains basic approaches and integrated models as well as general theories and their implementation into Traffic and Transport Psychology.

The second part deals with the driver, especially cognition, performance, social and differential effects and impairment. Important aspects are treated, such as speed perception, reaction times, interaction, risk acceptance, aggression and gender differences. Special chapters refer to performance and fatigue.

The third part focuses on safety, driver support, selection and influencing drivers by enforcement, training and programs for the rehabilitation of traffic offenders. Classic ergonomic methods are discussed as well as modern telematic devices, or trends regarding driver-assessment.

In the last part, current developments are presented in relation to better mobility and the protection of the environment. Questions are asked, such as whether we could reduce the use of cars, how travel behaviour can be modified or to what extent the use of alternatives to motor vehicles benefits safety as well as the environment.

This work is not only important for psychologists. It should be read by all transport professionals interested in the application of psychology to traffic.

Driver Behaviour as a Hierarchical System
Behavioural Adaptation to In-Vehicle Safety Measures: Past Ideas and Future Directions
Theories of Science in Traffic Psychology
Road User Cognition and Performance
Cognitive Effects of Environmental Knowledge on Urban Route Planning Strategies
Perception of Speed and Increments in Cars
Comparison of Reaction Times at Low and High Speeds
Comprehension and Evaluation of Road Users' Signalling - An International Comparison between Finland, Germany and Japan
Interaction and Communication in Dynamic Control Tasks: Ship Handling and Car Driving
Training of Tram Drivers in Workload Management Workload Assessment in Real Life and in a Driving/Traffic Simulator
Social and Differential Psychology
Road Safety: What Has Social Psychology to Offer?
Risk Taking and Self-Efficacy among Young Male Drivers: Self-Efficacy and Changing Task Demands
Errors, Lapses and Violations in the Drivers of Heavy Vehicles
Anger and Aggression in Driving and Non-Driving Contexts
Abusing the Roadway "Commons": Understanding Aggressive Driving Through an Environmental Preservation Theory
Characteristics and Crash-Involvement of Speeding, Violating and Thrill-Seeking Drivers
Driver Behaviour and its Consequence: The Case of Chinese Drivers
Are Female Drivers Adopting Male Drivers' Way of Driving?
The Relationship between Accidents and Near-Accidents in a Sample of Company Vehicle Drivers
Impairment Fatigue and Driving
Why is Driver Impairment Difficult to Assess?
Individual Differences in Driver Risk Acceptance During Sleep Deprivation
Compensation for Drowsiness and Fatigue
Cognitive/Neuropsychological Functioning and Compensation Related to Car Driving Performance in Older Adults
Driver Information and Support Systems
Driver Support Systems: Currents Trends
Behavioural Adaptation to an Advanced Driver Support System
The Effects of Different Display Types with Respect to Reading Numerical Information and Detecting Speed Change
The Brake Activity of Car Drivers and that of an Automatic Brake System in Simulated Critical and Non-Critical Driving Scenarios
Changes to Driving Behaviour in Conditions of Reduced Visibility Using an Infrared Vision Support System: Driving Simulator Evaluation Results
Attitudes to Telematic Driving Constraints
Driver Assistance Systems: Safe or Unsafe
Enforcement and Training Questions for Psychologists Related to Enforcement Strategies
Evidence for the Effectiveness of a High Enforcement Strategy: A Case Study from the Republic of Ireland
The Development of Training Courses for Switzerland's Two-Phase Driver Training Model
Selection and Rehabilitation
Driver Selection and Improvement in Austria
Driver Selection and Improvement in Germany
Regrant the Licence Earlier?
Effects of Accelerated Assessment and Rehabilitation within the Legal Ban Period of DWI Drivers in Northern Germany
Driving Tests
Test Reliability, Consistency of Candidates Performance and other Issues
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ISBN: 9780080439259
ISBN-10: 008043925X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 518
Published: 15th July 2004
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.01 x 15.85  x 2.59
Weight (kg): 0.94