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Social Psychology and Society

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2221-1527

ISSN (online): 2311-7052


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

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Social Psychological Determinants of Aggressive Road Behavior in Public Transport Drivers 1903


Ermolaev V.V.
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of occupational psychology and psychological counselling, Moscow Pedagogical State University, Moscow, Russia

Makushina O.P.
PhD in Psychology, associate professor of General and Social Psychology chair of the Faculty of Philosophy and Psychology at the Voronezh State University, Voronezh, Russia

Chetverikova A.I.
Chief Specialist of the Security Service of Joint-Stock Companies ", Motoblanco"; at the Time of Filing the Article in the Magazine – Senior Lecturer in Work Psychology and Counselling, Moscow State Pedagogical University, Moscow, Russia

The paper presents the results of the research on social psychological determinants of road accidents and on psychophysiological conditions and personality traits of public transport and school bus drivers in Voronezh Oblast. The research involved psychophysiological testing of 1737 drivers, of whom only one third were assessed as having optimal functional indicators. Lowered functional resources correspond with increased aggression in the drivers. The study revealed that among the causes of aggressive behavior in the drivers were non-acceptance of self, distrust of others, and perception of the world as of dangerous and incontrollable.

Keywords: psychology of road accidents, driver aggression, trust in oneself and others, self-acceptance, functional resources, psychophysiological conditions

Column: Applied Research and Practice

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