The Psychology of Driving a Car

  • D. J. Van Lennep
Part of the Phaenomenologica book series (PHAE, volume 103)


In the pages to follow I shall attempt to consider the activities of the driver from a psychological perspective. In so doing I shall take my point of departure in the ideal driver. Everyone knows that people drive in very different ways and that obviously all of these different ways of driving have their own psychological background. But I shall forego these personal differences and ask what from a psychological point of view can be said about driving a car when the driving is done according to the rules of the game.


Traffic Sign Careful Driver Traffic Situation Traffic Rule Perceptual World 
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  1. 1.
    Roger Piret, Psychologie de l’automobiliste et sécurité routinière (Liège: Desoer, 1952). This is an excellent monograph with an extensive bibliography.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Ibid., p. iii.Google Scholar

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