Attachment Style as Means to Identify Drivers at Risk of Inattention

The number of road accidents due to driver's inattention has been growing rapidly from 11% in 1999 to 30% in 2006. The present project is designed to develop diagnostic tools that will help identify in advance drivers at risk of inattention. Our diagnostic tools will focus on the psychological mechanisms that evolve throughout the individual's life and are likely to affect attention. Following recent findings showing that inattention can be predicted by a person's attachment style - a personality dimension representing people's levels of sensitivity to their environment, and the ability to control their thoughts and emotions - the project will examine whether attachment style, combined with cognitive tasks, can serve as diagnostic tools and predict in advance proneness to driving-related inattention. Such early-detection have the potential to reduce negative effects of inattention through accident-prevention programs that will focus on the underlying attachment insecurities leading to inattention.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      University of Kansas, Lawrence

      Transportation Research Institute
      2117 Learned Hall, 1530 W 15th Street
      Lawrence, KS  United States  66045
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kansas, Lawrence

      Transportation Research Institute
      2117 Learned Hall, 1530 W 15th Street
      Lawrence, KS  United States  66045
    • Start Date: 20071000
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • Source Data: RiP Project 15004

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01460167
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kansas, Lawrence
    • Files: RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:20PM