QUANTITATIVE MEASUREMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS WHILE DRIVING BY MEANS OF A SIMULTANEOUS SECONDARY TASK

Driving stress was investigated by measuring performance decline in a number reversal task while driving in rural and city traffic. 15 test drivers of military vehicles, 15 civilian drivers, and a control group who did not perform the number rehearsal task while driving served as Ss in the experiment. Results show a significant reduction of channel capacity under driving stress. The experiment demonstrated that the method used is suitable to measure psychological stress under driving conditions with sufficient differentiation. (A)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Verlag Fuer Psychologie

    Rohnsweg 25, Postfach 414
    Goettingen,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Wiegand, D
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00132181
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM