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COURSE UNIT TITLECOURSE UNIT CODESEMESTERTHEORY + PRACTICE (Hour)ECTS
TRAFFIC PSYCHOLOGY PSK401 --------------- 3 + 0 4

TYPE OF COURSE UNITElective Course
LEVEL OF COURSE UNITBachelor's Degree
YEAR OF STUDY-
SEMESTER---------------
NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED4
NAME OF LECTURER(S)-
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT At the end of this course, the students;
1) Will learn about the different theories and concepts used in traffic psychology.
2) Will learn about the different assessment methods used in the field.
3) Will learn how the changes in the brain over time lead to differences in driver behavior.
4) Will learn about how different "normal" and "abnormal" cognitive processes effect driver behavior.
5) Will learn about the different methods used to reduce risks in traffic.
MODE OF DELIVERYFace to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSENo
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTNone
COURSE CONTENTS
WEEKTOPICS
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 (continued)
5th Week Neuroscience of Young Drivers
6th Week Neuroscience of Old Drivers
7th Week Visual Attention
8th Week Mid-term and Social, Personality and Affective Constraints
9th Week Mental Health and Driving
10th Week Key Problem Behaviors
11th Week Key Problem Behaviors (continued)
12th Week Vulnerable and Problem Road Users
13th Week Major Counter Measures to Reduce Risk
14th Week Interdisciplinary Issues
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READINGPorter, B. E. (2011). Handbook of traffic psychology. San Diego: Elsevier.
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODSLecture,Discussion
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 QuantityPercentage(%)
Mid-term120
Quiz440
Total(%)60
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)60
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)40
Total(%)100
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTIONTurkish
WORK PLACEMENT(S)No
  

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