"Traffic Psychology": from Fragmented Research to Complex Solution of Applied Transport Issues



Among numerous contemporary applied research papers works on so-called "traffic psychology" are growing more popular. This trend conforms to the context of recent socio-economic changes and increase of influence of technical tools on human behavior. That results into stronger interest to the issue of individuals' interactions in social "artificially created" environment. One of the leading aspects of such interaction that has drawn attention of researches from different spheres of psychology is investigation of the issues of traffic environment of a megapolis. The generalized scope of "traffic psychology" includes a wide range of separate problems that are actively elaborated in Western psychology. The article describes the most topical trajectories of research in that sphere.

General Information

Keywords: transport psychology, traffic environment, experiment, driver, pedes-trian, traffic participant, traffic subject.

Journal rubric: Applied Research and Practice

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Kochetova T.V. "Traffic Psychology": from Fragmented Research to Complex Solution of Applied Transport Issues. Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2011. Vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 89–99. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Tatiana V. Kochetova, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor at the Chair of Management Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0746-680X, e-mail: kochetovatv@gmail.com



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