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This course is taught by Dr Ian Walker and provides an introduction to key issues in traffic and transport psychology. As a branch of applied psychology, traffic and transport has its own body of research and theory, but also draws on social and cognitive psychological theories and applies them to interesting and relevant real-world issues. Through this unit you will be introduced to many key issues in the field and across the lessons you should be able to see how general psychological theories are applied to real problems and identify themes which apply to a range of traffic-related topics.

This unit builds on second-year cognitive and social psychology units and nicely complements the final-year options on Attitudes, Health Psychology, and the Psychology of Risk (although it is not necessary to take these options to take Traffic & Transport Psychology).