This comprehensive and accessible textbook overviews the applications of social psychology to a wide range of problems and issues in contemporary society. With internationally respected contributors who survey the major developments in their fields, this practical guide incorporates advice, examples and reading lists. The first part of the book outlines a number of general frameworks that inform the applications of social psychology, namely language, attitudes, decision-making and survey research; Part Two focuses on major behavioural domains, including health and economic behaviour; Part Three explains the relationship between social psychology and social institutions, highlighting, for instance, the media, law and politic

The Social Psychology of Driver Behaviour

The Social Psychology of Driver Behaviour

The social psychology of driver behaviour
DianneParker and Antony S.R.Manstead

Road traffic accidents constitute a serious social problem across the world. Governmental statistics show that in Great Britain during 1992 there were over 233,000 reported road traffic accidents, of which 3,855 were fatal, leading to a total of 4,229 deaths (Department of Transport, 1994). This represents a death rate of 7.5 per 100,000 population. The equivalent figures for other countries are as follows: Germany, 10,631 (13 per 100,000); France, 9,900 (17); Japan, 14,886 (12); ...

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