This paper reviews the major concepts and trends in safety psychology under four headings: 1. Personal factors affecting the causation of accidents; 2. Environmental factors affecting accident causation; 3. Theories in safety psychology; and 4. Research problems in safety psychology. The most important conclusion reached, is that safety psychology lacks a theoretical framework which is necessary for both predicting accidents before they occur and as a cohesive force for drawing together the immense amount of information that is available in the field of safety. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Aston University, England

    Department of Applied Psychology, Gosta Green
    Birmingham B4 7ET,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Dunn, J G
  • Publication Date: 1971-8

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141977
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AP35
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM