Link between social media use and negative driving behaviors.
Connecticut Pedestrian Safety Guide
The field of psychology and the subjects that are studied within the discipline continue to grow and flourish as humans, and social interaction evolves. Several lenses are used to examine and define how humans feel, think, and behave. Contemporary psychological research has identified seven distinct perspectives. Although most psychologists practice using material and knowledge from … Continue reading 7 Major Psychological Perspectives
How do cultural differences influence travel behavior and traffic engineering?
Watch the CTSRC research staff along with individuals from MIT and Cambridge Mobile Telematics in the CPTV and Boyd Productions joint project "3 Seconds Behind the Wheel", a documentary that follows 8 strangers to capture their daily driving behaviors and distractions behind the wheel.
As a behavior analyst, it is my job to study human behavior. Using empirical-based evidence (i.e. verifiable research), I search for observable patterns in behavior and try to define them. Part of that includes understanding everything in a person's environment that can influence his or her behavior.
In a previous post, I discussed some traffic psychology-related issues that may contribute to the risk pedestrians face while interacting with motor vehicles (read more here). Although similar in terms of vulnerability in the traffic environment, bicyclists and pedestrians are two very distinct groups and should be treated as such in terms of educational outreach, … Continue reading Vulnerable Road Users: Bicyclists