Course: Traffic psychology 1

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Course title Traffic psychology 1
Course code PCH/DP1CN
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Šucha Matúš, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Risser Ralf, prof. Dr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Theories, objectives, and methods a. Traffic system and mobility b. Modes of transport c. What is traffic and transport psychology? d. Key factors i. Safety (objective and subjective) ii. Quality of life iii. Health and public health iv. Environment v. Land use vi. Sustainability (sustainable safety - SWOV) e. The main traffic-psychology models and theories (Vision 0, the theory of planned behaviour, the homeostasis theory) 2. Driver s cognition, personality, behaviour, motivation, and emotions 3. Road users 4. Fitness to drive

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Demonstration, Projection (static, dynamic)
  • Homework for Teaching - 10 hours per semester
  • Excursion - 5 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 10 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 25 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The main aim of this course is to familiarise the students with the basic theories, objectives, and methods of traffic psychology, including road users? behaviour and the assessment of mental fitness to drive.
Basic knowledge about traffic psychology, excercise in reports writting.
Preconditions: basic knowledge of psychodiagnostics, clinic psychology and psychology of personality.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance, Didactic Test, Anamnestic Method

Written exam. Optional 5-day internship at the Transport Faculty, University of Pardubice, or the Centre for Traffic Research, Brno.
Recommended literature
  • Barjonet, P. E. (Ed.). (2001). Traffic Psychology Today.
  • Dorn, L. (2005). Driver Behaviour and Training.
  • Hennessy, D. (Ed.). (2011). Traffic Psychology ? An international perspective.
  • Porter, B. E. (2011). Handbook of Traffic Psychology. USA.
  • Rothengatter, T. & Huguenin, R. D. (2004). Traffic and Transport Psychology.
  • Seitl, M., Šucha, M. (2010). MANUÁL DOPORUČENÝCH PSYCHODIAGNOSTICKÝCH METOD pro vyšetřování a posuzování psychické způsobilosti k řízení motorových vozidel. Praha.
  • Sullman, M. & Dorn, L. (2012). Advances in Traffic Psychology.
  • Štikar, J., Hoskovec, J. & Štikarová, J. (2006). Psychologická prevence nehod. Praha.
  • Štikar, J., Hoskovec, J. & Štikarová, J. (2003). Psychologie v dopravě.. Praha, Karolinum.
  • Šucha, M., et al. (2013). Dopravní psychologie pro praxi. Praha.
  • Theeuwes, J., van der Horst, R., & Kuiken, M. (2012). Designing Safe Road Systems.
  • Vanderbild, T. (2008). Traffic.

Study plans that include the course
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