Psychology on the road: The Human Factor in Traffic Safety

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This book introduces the role of psychology in highway traffic. There are seven chapters: (1) introduction; (2) driving research methodology; (3) individual differences: personality characteristics, temporary impairments, and relevant capabilities ; (4) the driver as an information processor (includes perception, reaction times); (5) human factors on highway traffic accidents; (6) implications for safety; (7) the pedestrian (identifying the vulnerable pedestrian, causes and prevention of accidents).
Original languageEnglish
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc.
Number of pages212
ISBN (Print)0471039977, 9780471039976
StatePublished - 1978


  • Behavior
  • Drivers
  • Driving
  • Human factors
  • Motor reactions
  • Motor skills
  • Pedestrians
  • Personality


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