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Territorial Markings as a Predictor of Driver Aggression and Road Rage

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01110789

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Order URL: http://worldcat.org/issn/00219029

Abstract:

Aggressive driving has received substantial media coverage during the past decade. This research reports on 3 studies testing a territorial explanation of aggressive driving. Altman (1975) described attachment to, personalization of, and defense of primary territories (e.g., home) as being greater than for public territories (e.g., sunbathing spot on a beach). Aggressive driving may occur when social norms for defending a primary territory (i.e., one's automobile) become confused with less aggressive norms for defending a public territory (i.e., the road). Both number of territory markers (e.g., bumper stickers, decals) and attachment to the vehicle were significant predictors of aggressive driving. Mere presence of a territory marker predicts increased use of the vehicle to express anger and decreased use of adaptive/constructive expressions.

Language:

English

Authors:

Szlemko, William J
Benfield, Jacob A
Bell, Paul A
Deffenbacher, Jerry L
Troup, Lucy

Pagination:

pp 1664-1688

Publication Date:

2008-6

Serial:

Journal of Applied Social Psychology

Volume: 38
Issue Number: 6
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
ISSN: 0021-9029

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Print

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References (48)

Subject Areas:

Highways; Safety and Human Factors; I83: Accidents and the Human Factor

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Sep 11 2008 12:53PM