PSİ317


Course Title Course Code Program Level
Traffic Psychology PSI317 Psychology B.A. / B.Sc.

Course Term
(Course Semester)
Teaching and Learning Methods
Credits
Theory Practice Lab Projects/Field Work Seminars/Workshops Other Total Credits ECTS Credits
05
(Fall)
42 83 125 3 5

Teaching Staff Prof. Dr. Orhan AYDIN
Language of Instruction İngilizce (English)
Type Of Course Elective
Prerequisites There is no prerequisite for this course.
Recommended Optional Programme Component
Course Objectives The aim of the course is to provide an overview on the background, topics and empirical findings of Traffic and Transportation Psychology (TTP).
Course Content The main emphasis in the course is discussing factors associated with road safety, understanding basic methodologies in TTP research and focusing on ways to improve traffic safety by focusing on related psychological factors.
Learning Outcomes (LO) The students who attend the course and are successful at the end of semester will be able to; 1- define basic concepts about traffic psychology 2- comprehend research methods and ethical principles in the field of traffic psychology 3- have information about road users and their behaviors 4- obtaine information about the definition and content of prevention and intervention programs about road safety 5- search literature and have information about current research findings
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Introducing the Course: Going Over the Syllabus and Introduction to Traffic and Transportation Psychology
2. Week Human Factors in Driving 1: Driver Behaviors
3. Week Human Factors in Driving 2: Driving Skills
4. Week Social and Personality Factors in Driving
5. Week Research Methods in TTP 1: Self-Reports, Case Studies, Observations
6. Week Research Methods in TTP 2: Driving Simulators, Instrumented Vehicles, Eye-Tracking, Data Sets
7. Week Vulnerable Road Users: Pedestrians, Older Drivers, Cyclists
8. Week Exam Week (Midterm 1)
9. Week Special Factors 1: Distracted Driving
10. Week Special Factors 2: Speeding
11. Week Accident Causation
12. Week Traffic Culture
13. Week Driver Education and Training
14. Week Closing Week – Future of TTP
Assessment
  Percentage(%)
Mid-term (%) 35
Quizes (%) 20
Homeworks/Term papers (%)
Practice (%)
Labs (%)
Projects/Field Work (%)
Seminars/Workshops (%)
Final (%) 45
Other (%)
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References Textbook or Other Resources -Powerpoint presentations prepared by the course teaching staff Additional Resources: - Reason, J., Manstead, A., Stradling, S., Baxter, J., & Campbell, K. (1990). Errors and violations on the roads: A real distinction? Ergonomics, 33, 1315−1332. doi:10.1080/00140139008925335 - Özkan, T., & Lajunen, T. (2005). A new addition to DBQ: Positive Driver Behaviours Scale. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 8, 355–368. doi: 10.1016/j.trf.2005.04.018 - Lajunen, T., & Summala, H. (1995). Driving experience, personality, and skill and safety-motive dimensions in drivers’ self-assessments. Personality & Individual Differences, 19(3), 307–318. - Hennessy, D. (2011). Social, personality, and affective constructs in driving. In B. E. Porter (Ed.), Handbook of Traffic Psychology (pp.149-163). San Diego, CA: Elsevier. - Lajunen, T., & Özkan, T. (2011). Self-report instruments and methods. In B. E. Porter (Ed.), Handbook of Traffic Psychology (pp.43-59). San Diego, CA: Elsevier. - Carsten, O., & Jamson, A. H. (2011). Driving simulators as research tools in traffic psychology. In B. E. Porter (Ed.), Handbook of Traffic Psychology (pp.87-96). San Diego, CA: Elsevier. - Granié, M., Pannetier, M., & Guého, L. (2013). Developing a self-reporting method to measure pedestrian behaviors at all ages. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 50, 830–839. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2012.07.009 - Regan, M. A., & Hallett, C. (2011). Driver Distraction. In B. E. Porter (Ed.), Handbook of Traffic Psychology (pp.275-286). San Diego, CA: Elsevier. - Berry, T. D., Johnson, K. L., & Porter, B. E. (2011). Speed(ing). In B. E. Porter (Ed.), Handbook of Traffic Psychology (pp.249-265). San Diego, CA: Elsevier. - Elvik, R. (2010). Why some road safety problems are more difficult to solve than others. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 42, 1089-1096. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2009.12.020 - Özkan, T., & Lajunen, T. (2011). Person and environment: Traffic culture. In B. E. Porter (Ed.), Handbook of Traffic Psychology (pp.179-192). San Diego, CA: Elsevier. - Hakkert, A. S., & Gitelman, V. (2014). Thinking about the history of road safety research: Past achievements and future challenges. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 25, 137-149. doi:10.1016/j.trf.2014.02.005
Work Placement(s)
The Relationship between Program Qualifications (PQ) and Course Learning Outcomes (LO)

 

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