|TYPE OF COURSE UNIT||Elective Course
|LEVEL OF COURSE UNIT||Bachelor's Degree
|YEAR OF STUDY||-
|NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED||6
|NAME OF LECTURER(S)||-
|LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT
||At the end of this course, the students;
1) Will explain the different theories and concepts used in traffic psychology.
2) Will explain the different assessment methods used in the field.
3) Will compare the changes in the brain over time lead to differences in driver behavior.
4) Will define about how different "normal" and "abnormal" cognitive processes effect driver behavior.
5) Will establish the factors related to risky driver behaviors.
|MODE OF DELIVERY||Face to face
|PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSE||No
|RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENT||None
|COURSE DEFINITION||In this course, students have knowledge of human factor and elements that affect human behavior in traffic. How safer driver behavior can be achieved, how accidents can be prevented, and how traffic safety can be ensured are the main aims of this course. In this context, attention and perception problems, and substance use and traffic topics are covered in this course. Developing measurement tools to test and evaluate driver behavior, skills, and attitudes and rehabilitation and education of the drivers are also covered.
|1st Week ||Theories and Concepts|
|2nd Week ||Research Methods in Traffic Psychology|
|3rd Week ||Assessment Methods in Traffic Psychology|
|4th Week ||Assessment Methods in Traffic Psychology (cont.)|
|5th Week ||Neuroscience of Young Drivers|
|6th Week ||Neuroscience of Old Drivers|
|7th Week ||Visual Attention|
|8th Week ||Mid-Term Exam|
|9th Week ||Social, Personality and Affective Constraints|
|10th Week ||Mental Health and Driving|
|11th Week ||Key Problem Behaviors|
|12th Week ||Key Problem Behaviors (cont.)|
|13th Week ||Vulnerable and Problem Road Users|
|14th Week ||Major Counter Measures to Reduce Risk|
|RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READING||Porter, B. E. (2011). Handbook of traffic psychology. San Diego: Elsevier.
|PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS||Lecture,Questions/Answers,Discussion,Project
|ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA|
|Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)||75|
|Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)||25|
|Preparation for Quiz||1||10||10|
|Individual or group work||14||4||56|
|Preparation for Final exam||1||25||25|
|Preparation for Midterm exam||1||20||20|
|Laboratory (including preparation)|
|Total Workload / 30||5,83|
|ECTS Credits of the Course||6|
|LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION||English