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TRAFFIC PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
PSI425 TRAFFIC PSYCHOLOGY 6 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. MEHMET SELÇUK USLU
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to introduce the subjects, methods and approaches in the field of traffic psychology to the students.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects such as "theoretical and practical studying of traffic psychology topics such as driver behaviour, psycho-technical assessment, risk taking, and rehabilitation of drivers."

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Explain the research topics and methods of traffic psychology. (Bloom’s 4)
Evaluate the different motivations and processes that underlie human behaviour in traffic. (Bloom’s 5)
Plan solutions in which way and how the road user behaviour can change in order to increase traffic safety. (Bloom’s 6)
Research theoretical knowledge and approaches learned during the course to solve traffic safety problems (Bloom's 4)

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction to traffic psychology Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
2 Literature review Research methods & Models of driver behavior Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
3 Literature review Driver capacities: vision, attention, perception Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
4 Literature review Driver capacities: age effects Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
5 Literature review Psycho-technical assessment of drivers Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
6 Literature review Psycho-technical assessment of drivers Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
7 Literature review Driving style: Speeding Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Literature review Driving style: Aggressive driving, occupant protection Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
10 Literature review Driver impairments: alcohol and drug use Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
11 Literature review Driver impairments: fatigue, distraction and inattention Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
12 Literature review Other road users: pedestrians Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
13 Literature review Other road users: motorcyclists Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
14 Literature review Crash causation and analysis Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
15 Literature review Crash countermeasures and design of safety Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Define the theories, concepts and principles of the basic and sub-fields of business.
2
Explain business functions and processes based on current scientific sources.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate internationally valid business cases with the theories and concepts of other social sciences.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the current events and facts in his / her field analytically and systematically based on advanced knowledge and skills he / she has.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use the theoretical and factual knowledge in business for occupational practices.
2
Solve individual and organizational problems in business life.
3
Use computer programs (SPSS, R, Excel, Stata) efficiently against the complex business problems.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Plan research and work using knowledge and skills gained in the field of business.
2
Organize the activities for organizational goals and purposes independently.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Criticize advanced knowledge and skills in the field with a critical approach.
2
Develop the existing knowledge and skills with a critical point of view under the impact of scientific, technological and current developments.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Express his/her knowledge, thoughts and solutions on business to related stakeholders in written and verbal ways.
2
Use the information and communication technology software and equipment required for business.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Apply the social, scientific, cultural and ethical values at the stages of collection of data, their implementation, interpretation and announcement of results in the field of business.
2
Relate the concepts of social rights, occupational safety, employee health, quality management and sustainability with the cases in business life.

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 10 3 30
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 14 3 42
Assignment (Homework) 14 3 42
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 0 0 0
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 0 0 0
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 54 0 158
Total Workload of the Course Unit 158
Workload (h) / 25.5 6,2
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 6,0