THE ROLE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL NEEDS IN MASS TRANSIT

PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN THE PLANNING OF URBAN MASS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS ARE EXAMINED. THE AUTHORS SURVEYED RECENT PSYCHOLOGICAL LITERATURE TO IDENTIFY A SET OF BASIC HUMAN NEEDS WHICH MIGHT BE APPLIED TO IMPROVE THE IMAGE AND QUALITY OF MASS TRANSIT. THESE INCLUDE PERSONAL GROWTH NEEDS, SUCH AS AFFILIATION, ESTEEM OF OTHERS, SELF-IDENTIFY, AND AUTONOMY, AND THE EGO-DEFENSIVE NEEDS OF SECURITY, CONFORMITY, REJECTION, AND SPACE. CONVENTIONAL BUS OPERATIONS AND TWO MODES OF PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT ARE EVALUATED BY THEIR SATISFACTION OF PASSENGERS' PSYCHOLOGICAL NEEDS. THE AUTHORS ALSO DISCUSS HOW A PSYCHOLOGICALLY-ORIENTED APPROACH COULD BE MARKETED TO MAXIMIZE THE ATTRACTIVENESS OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Los Angeles

    School of Architecture and Urban Planning
    Los Angeles, CA  USA  90024
  • Authors:
    • Tehan, C
    • Wachs, M
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00240266
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 11 1974 12:00AM