The principles of Psychological Prevention of Transport Accidents (Train Hitching Phenomenon as Example)



The article presents the recommendations on the psychological prevention accepted by American Psychological Association in 2013. The recommendations reviewed in respect to the development principles of transport injuries prevention due to train hitching, the high-risk youth movement becoming more and more popular in Russia. Recommendation system includes nine provisions: the need for a clear theoretical foundations and empirical testing, the use of socially and culturally adapted programs, the combination of risk reduction programs and increasing of resources, program implementation monitoring, allowance of ethical standards, systematicity of preventive actions, advanced training, participation in development of the state preventive policy. Taking into account these recommendations can afford to create a comprehensive prevention system.

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Keywords: train hitching, train-surfing, prevention, risk behavior, teenagers

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Fedunina N.Y. The principles of Psychological Prevention of Transport Accidents (Train Hitching Phenomenon as Example) [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie [Psychological Science and Education], 2016. Vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 96–104. DOI: 10.17759/psyedu.2016080109. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Natalya Y. Fedunina, PhD in Psychology, research fellow of the Centre for emergency psychological assistance, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, psychologis, Sports Center (CCU «Moskomsport»), Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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