Slow Down and Unplug

Link between social media use and negative driving behaviors.

Buzzed, Tipsy, Drunk. What’s The Difference?

THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY CREATED AND SHARED ON JULY 5, 2015 Summer time is in full swing! The time of year when sweaters and snow boots are traded for bathing suits and flip flops, grills everywhere are slow roasting delicious barbecue and the beach becomes your second home. Unfortunately, this is also one time of … Continue reading Buzzed, Tipsy, Drunk. What’s The Difference?

7 Major Psychological Perspectives

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

Autonomous Vehicles: Public Opinion

The environmental impact and societal implications of CADS becomes more palpable as developments in intelligent vehicle technology continue to evolve. Manufacturers are building systems with more autonomy so vehicles can take on more task by themselves, but does increased autonomy mean increased confidence? The level of social acceptance and continued education of CADS is directly related to their effectiveness in reducing motor vehicle crashes. Just how far away from social acceptance of CADS are we?

Culture and Travel Behavior

How do cultural differences influence travel behavior and traffic engineering?

Environmental Influences on Behavior

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.

Vulnerable Road Users: Bicyclists

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