THE USE OF FEAR-AROUSING COMMUNICATIONS IN DRIVER AND TRAFFIC SAFETY EDUCATION

THE SCARE TECHNIQUE HAS BEEN EMPLOYED IN SAFETY EDUCATION FOR MANY YEARS. RECENTLY, PSYCHOLOGISTS AND OTHER SOCIAL SCIENTISTS HAVE QUESTIONED THE VALIDITY OF THE SCARE TECHNIQUE AND HAVE MADE NUMEROUS STUDIES TESTING THEIR HYPOTHESES RELATING TO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF FEAR-AROUSING COMMUNICATIONS. THE STUDIES SHOW DIVERGENT RESULTS BECAUSE METHODOLOGIES ARE DIFFERENT AND THEREFORE NOT COMPARABLE. AFTER A STUDY OF THE RESEARCH CITED HEREIN IN ADDITION TO FEAR-AROUSAL RESEARCH CONDUCTED IN OTHER DISCIPLINES, IT IS CONCLUDED THAT, UNTIL MORE INTENSE RESEARCH IS UNDERTAKEN, FEAR-AROUSING COMMUNICATIONS SHOULD BE USED AT AN ABSOLUTE MINIMUM IN DRIVER AND TRAFFIC SAFETY EDUCATION. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 18, No 3, PP 15-16, 34
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  • Authors:
    • Warner, W L
  • Publication Date: 1971-3

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  • Created Date: Aug 8 2003 12:00AM