Navigation Links
Aggressive Drivers Often Identify With Their Vehicles
Date:11/9/2011

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Viewing your car as an extension of yourself can lead to aggressive driving, a new study warns.

In the United States, aggressive driving leads to one-third of all road crashes that cause personal injuries and two-thirds of all fatal crashes. The study is believed to be the first to take a close look at the link between personality, attitude, values and aggressive driving.

"It explains much of the phenomenon we knew existed," lead author Ayalla Ruvio, an assistant professor of marketing at Temple University Fox School of Business in Philadelphia, said in a university news release. For example, "we know men tend to be more aggressive drivers and we know men tend to see their cars as an extension of themselves more than women."

Ruvio and a colleague used 134 surveys of men and women in Israel, average age 23.5 years, to examine the influence of personality, attitudes and values on driving. The researchers also looked at the factors of risk attraction, impulsivity, driving as a hedonistic activity and perceptions about time pressures among another 298 people.

The study authors found that people who believe their car is a reflection of their self-identity are more likely to drive aggressively and disobey the rules of the road, and that people with compulsive tendencies are more likely to drive aggressively without regard for potential consequences.

Other factors associated with aggressive driving include: placing great importance on material possessions; being under time pressure; and being young and overconfident.

The findings "suggest that the perception of the car as an extension of the self leads to more aggressive behavior on the road rather than increased driving cautiousness," and that "individuals may view cars and the road space they occupy as their territory and will seek to maintain control over it and defend it as necessary," the authors concluded.

The
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Hormone May Prevent Aggressive Breast Cancer
2. Advance Toward Test for Aggressive Prostate Cancer
3. Sun Spark Purity Moves Aggressively into the Market of Pure Lidocaine Powder and Caffeine Powder
4. Aggressive response helped Chilean hospital improve H1N1 influenza outcomes
5. Cells of aggressive leukemia hijack normal protein to grow
6. Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Gets Aggressive in Seeking Funding Sources for Life Saving Drugs
7. Infertility Raises Risk of More Aggressive Prostate Cancer
8. Long-Term Breast-Feeding Tied to More Aggressive Cancers
9. Spanking May Make a Child More Aggressive
10. New Test May Predict Prostate Cancers Aggressiveness
11. Protein plays a critical role in the development of aggressive breast cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Aggressive Drivers Often Identify With Their Vehicles
(Date:4/17/2014)... April 17, 2014 By discovering a new mechanism ... a stroke, researchers at UC Irvine and the Salk ... may limit or prevent stroke-induced brain damage. , A ... cause of death and primary reason for disability in ... a stroke and lets blood-borne material into the brain, ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Cesar A. Arias, M.D., Ph.D., at The University of ... a new superbug that caused a bloodstream infection in ... 17 issue of The New England Journal of ... a class of highly-resistant bacteria known as methicillin-resistant ... cause of hospital and community-associated infections. The superbug has ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... than 40 years away from a food shortage that ... to a top scientist at the U.S. Agency for ... food production will be limited on a global scale ... Dr. Fred Davies, senior science advisor for the agency,s ... politically destabilizing by 2050 as energy issues are today.", ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... treatment that lost its status as the leading weapon ... lease of life, with new research indicating it simply ... revive the use of the cheap anti-malarial drug chloroquine ... the lives of more than half a million people ... causes malaria has developed resistance to chloroquine, but research ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... 2014) A team that includes scientists from the School ... at San Antonio, Johns Hopkins University and St. Mary,s University ... fungus to infect the body. , The fungal pathogen ... thrush, and is the most common fungal pathogen to infect ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Study IDs new cause of brain bleeding immediately after stroke 2Health News:New MRSA superbug emerges in Brazil 2Health News:Food shortages could be most critical world issue by mid-century 2Health News:Scientists find new way to fight malaria drug resistance 2
... for Special Surgery have identified a group of patients who ... psoas, a condition that usually develops because a teenager or ... psoas tendon. The study will be presented at the annual ... held July 7-11 in San Diego. "The conclusion from ...
... to Herceptin, the main treatment for HER2-positive metastatic breast ... resistant to previous Herceptin-based therapies, according to a study ... Anderson Cancer Center and published in the Journal of ... a combination of the targeted therapies, which play different ...
... HealthDay Reporter , FRIDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) ... and off the links, but they also are a growing ... Researchers identified 68 people treated for golf cart-related injuries from ... Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta, not far from the ...
... 8, 2011, Cleveland: Cleveland Clinic researchers have identified a cellular ... in malignant glioma, an aggressive brain tumor. The research ... also found that existing medications block this cancer-promoting pathway ... treatment option for these often fatal brain tumors. Malignant ...
... FRIDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Meghan Rothschild loved her tan. ... to get a perfect tan was driven by "pure vanity." ... Northampton, Mass. "I hated having a fair complexion. I thought I ... As a result, she said, she hit the tanning booths ...
... the Neglected Tropical Diseases Meeting of the International Society ... Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) announced the first research and ... to address unmet needs of patients in Africa and ... of the drug flubendazole to treat a highly neglected ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Study identifies patients who should not undergo surgery for a snapping hip tendon 2Health News:Study identifies patients who should not undergo surgery for a snapping hip tendon 3Health News:Targeted agent addition to herceptin has positive effect on metastatic HER-2 breast cancer 2Health News:Targeted agent addition to herceptin has positive effect on metastatic HER-2 breast cancer 3Health News:Golf-Cart Head Injuries on the Upswing, Study Finds 2Health News:Golf-Cart Head Injuries on the Upswing, Study Finds 3Health News:Brain tumor discovery could lead to new treatment 2Health News:From Tanning Beds to Melanoma Surgery 2Health News:From Tanning Beds to Melanoma Surgery 3Health News:DNDi expands activities to neglected patient needs in the field of helminth infections 2Health News:DNDi expands activities to neglected patient needs in the field of helminth infections 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014  A novel wearable injector slightly larger than an Oreo ... to self-inject prescription drugs in the large doses required to ... autoimmune deficiencies, and genetic disorders.  An emerging ... 2018, according to analysts.   Many of these drugs will require ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Corporation (Nasdaq: LMNX ) today announced that it ... on Monday, February 3, 2014. A press release announcing the ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100104/LUMINEXLOGO ) Management ... and financial results for the fourth quarter and twelve months ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... The Brandeis Medical Center, led by Dr. Emmanuel Brandeis , ... laser tattoo removal experience with the advanced Astanza Duality laser and ... quality cosmetic services with cutting edge medical technology and offering expert ... has seen a dramatic increase in the presence of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Enable Injections Presents A New Class of Injectors for Drug Delivery at PEPTalk, Drug Delivery Partnership Meetings 2Luminex Corporation Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Scheduled for February 3, 2014 2Luminex Corporation Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Scheduled for February 3, 2014 3Beverly Hills Physician Features Tattoo Removal with the Astanza Duality Laser, Offers $99 Special 2
... , NEW ... market research report is available in its catalogue: , ... , http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164335/Cardiac-Pacemakers---A-World-Market-Analysis.html , Pacemaker devices ... devices market. The worldwide cardiac pacemakers market is characterized ...
... , , PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. ... November 25, 2009, Varian, Inc. filed with the U.S. Securities and ... year ended October 2, 2009. This Annual Report may be ... "Investors" and "SEC Filings," and then on "10-K" in the table ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Pacemakers - A World Market Analysis 2Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Pacemakers - A World Market Analysis 3Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Pacemakers - A World Market Analysis 4Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Pacemakers - A World Market Analysis 5Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Pacemakers - A World Market Analysis 6Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Pacemakers - A World Market Analysis 7Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Pacemakers - A World Market Analysis 8Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Pacemakers - A World Market Analysis 9Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Pacemakers - A World Market Analysis 10
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: