ATTENTION, ITS ROLE IN REGULATING DRIVING BEHAVIOR

FLORINDA TINELLA GOLUa, EMIL RĂZVAN GATEJ b
a,b University of Bucharest,
Department of Psychology

Abstract

The aim of this research was to test if a unifying-creative meditation training program and computer simulation enhance the level of consciousness, attention and vigilance among drivers, leading to a desirable behavior and high driving performance. A training program was created, being structured in 8 sessions. 160 participants were divided into an experimental group and a control group. The experimental group took part in a unifying-creative meditation training program and computer driving simulation. During the meetings, the workout sessions, the subsequent analysis of the experiences of the meditative exercises and the simulation, there was a continuous focus, like a software interface, exclusively on the driving task. The hypotheses were analyzed using the T Test for independent samples. Research hypotheses were sustained by the results, being a significant difference between “efficiency of attention” before and after the intervention. Also, there were significant differences in “efficiency of attention” between the experimental and the control group.

Keywords: attention, driving, training, efficiency of attention, therapeutic intervention plan.
Cuvinte cheie: atenţie, condus autovehiul, training, eficienţa atenţiei, plan therapeutic.
 


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