Traffic Psychology for the 2000’s: Profession and Science

  • Heikki Summala


Traffic psychology is an applied field of psychology that focuses on the human in transportation systems and so doing actually covers a multitude of areas in psychology from perception to personality. Through its social aims it can also be characterized as multidisciplinary having close cooperation with other disciplines. This is of course nowadays the case with many fields of science, as boundaries are crossed and a multidisciplinary approach is necessary for solving the problems of society and mankind.


Public Transport Accident Analysis Traffic Environment Elderly Driver Driver Support System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heikki Summala
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychology, Traffic Research UnitUniversity of HelsinkiFinland

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