Traffic and Transport Psychology: Theory and Application

Portada
Elsevier, 2005 M06 9 - 656 páginas
Just as our transport systems become more and more important to our economic and social well-being, so they become more and more crowded and more at risk from congestion, disruption, and collapse. Technology and engineering can provide part of the solution, but the complete solution will need to take account of the behaviour of the users of the transport networks.

The role of psychologists in this is to understand how people make decisions about the alternative modes of transport and about the alternative routes to their destinations, to understand how novice and other vulnerable users can develop safe and effective behaviours, how competent users can operate within the transport system optimally and within their perceptual and cognitive limitations.

The contributions to this volume address these issues of how the use of our transport systems can be improved by taking into account knowledge of the behaviour of the people who use the systems. Topics discussed include driver training and licensing, driver impairment, road user attitudes and behaviour, enforcement and behaviour change, driver support systems, and the psychology of mobility and transport mode choice.

This work will be of value not only to psychologists but to all transport professionals interested in the application of psychology to traffic.

 

Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario

No encontramos ningún comentario en los lugares habituales.

Contenido

Pedestrians and Cyclists
15
Older Road Users
77
Novice Drivers
127
Emotion and Personality
179
Automation and Information Systems
229
Control and Workload
315
Perception and Awareness
395
Violation and Rehabilitation
485
Travel Demand Management and Travel Mode Choice
549
Epilogue
593
Name Index
601
Subject Index
615
Derechos de autor

Otras ediciones - Ver todas

Términos y frases comunes

Acerca del autor (2005)

Geoffrey Underwood is Head of the Department of Psychology at the University of Nottingham. His areas of research include eyetracking, specifically in the contexts of accident research and in reading, and the interaction of children with computers and each other in the classroom.

Información bibliográfica