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Title: Inhibitory control and reward predict risky driving in young novice drivers: A simulator study
Authors: JONGEN, Ellen
BRIJS, Kris
Komlos, Marcell
BRIJS, Tom
WETS, Geert
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences, 20, p. 604-612
Series/Report: Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Series/Report no.: 20
Abstract: The purpose of our study is to unravel the cognitive mechanisms that underlie risky driving in young novice drivers. We hypothesized that lower capacity for cognitive control and rewards predict risky driving and constitute its cognitive basis. Inhibitory control was measured with the stop signal reaction time (SSRT) task. Measures of risky driving included: standard deviation of lateral position (SDLP), speeding, and red light running. We found that: (1) inhibitory control is still developing within the young driver population; (2) lowered inhibitory control had a driving specific effect: young drivers with lower SSRT had a higher SDLP; (3) a rewarding context predicts risky driving.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/12218
DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.08.067
ISI #: 000299524200066
ISSN: 1877-0428
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Validation: ecoom, 2014
vabb, 2012
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