The Laboratory of Transport Psychology

 

 

Research Team

dr hab. Antoni Wontorczyk - Head of the Department

Antoni Wontorczyk, Ph.D is an assistant professor at the Institute of Applied Psychology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland and visiting professor at the Institute of Psychology at the Opole Uniwersity, Opole. He is the author of: Modern research trends on driver aggression, (2011) Drivers' Anonymity as the Predictor of Dangerous Behavior in Traffic  (2012), Social and ethical problems of medication therapy for drivers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (2011), Niebezpieczne zachowanie kierowców z zespołem zaburzeń uwagi i nadaktywnością (ADHD) (2012), Dangerous Behavior Among Polish Drivers: Temperamental and Character (2013), Safety road performance as behavioral criterion of psychometric test validity for drivers (2014). The newest his book Driver' risky  behaviour. Psychological model of driver's mobility in traffic situation (2009).  Member of Polish Psychological Society, International Cooperation on Theories and Concepts in Traffic  Safety. He cooperate with Polish parliament and local government in area driver's accident involvement.

 

 

 Areas of Interest:

  1. Traffic and transport psychology: risk taking, accident liability, driver's with ADHD, driver aggression, temperament as predictor of road traffic fatalities.
  2. Environmental psychology: NIMBY syndrome, road bypasses.
  3. Political psychology: election to local government.

 

Research Projects:

  1. Psychometric tests validity for drivers

Poland had 29 road traffic fatalities per 100 000 vehicles in 2006 year and in 2013 year had noted 14 road traffic fatalities per 100 000 vehicles. The aim of the project is to examine if practical methods and self-reports instruments to psychological assessment of fitness to drive professional drivers (bus drivers, truck drivers, taxi drivers, ambulance drivers) used by transport psychologists in Poland are accuracy to measure driver competence.

  1. NIMBY syndrome

The aim of project is psychological analysis road bypasses as elements of NIMBY syndrome.

 

Key monographs/articles/chapters in English

Wontorczyk A. (2009). Driver's risky  behaviour. Psychological model of driver's mobility  in traffic situation,  Wyd. UJ.  Kraków.

Wontorczyk A. (2010). Driver risk taking as research problem in traffic psychology. Czasopismo Psychologiczne, 16(2), 209-225.

Wontorczyk A. (2010). Alone in the  life. Sensation seeking, risk taking and feeling of fear among women. Transformacje, 1-2 (64-65), 97-114.

Wontorczyk A. (2011). Modern research trends on driver aggression, Ergonomia. An International Journal of Ergonomic and Human Factors, Vol. 33, No. 61-73.

Wontorczyk A. (2011). Drivers' anonymity as the predictor of dangerous behavior in traffic. Transformacje, 3-4 (70-71), 188 - 209.

Wontorczyk A. (2012). Social and ethical problems of medication therapy for drivers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Ergonomia. An International Journal of Ergonomic and Human Factors, Vol. 33, No. 1-4, 99-111.

Wontorczyk A. (2012). The risky behaviour by driver's with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Czasopismo Psychologiczne,T.18. Nr1. 83-94.

Wontorczyk A. (2012). Temperamental and characterological conditioning  of risky driver's behaviour. Przegląd Psychologiczny, (in press).

Wontorczyk A. (2012). Dangerous behavior among Polish drivers: Temperamental and character analysis. Przegląd Psychologiczny,( in press)

Wontorczyk A., Brudnik M. (2013). Temparamental traits as predictors of professional burnout among physical training teachers. Psychologia Społeczna, 1, 43-57.

Wontorczyk A. (2014). Safety road performance as behavioral criterion of psychometric test validity for drivers, Przegląd Psychologiczny, (in press)

Other Information:

The Department has established cooperation with:

- Polish parliament

- Local government (Stowarzyszenie Gmin Małopolskich, Stowarzyszenie Powiatów Polskich)