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LEDESMA, Rubén; PELTZER, Raquel  and  POO, Fernando. Traffic Psychology research through the PsycInfo data base (2000-2006). Psic [online]. 2008, vol.9, n.1, pp. 11-24. ISSN 1676-7314.

This paper offers a general overview of the scientific literature published in the area of Traffic Psychology. The review is based on a study of bibliographic references gathered from the PsycINFO, data base from 2000 to 2006. The evolution of the production in the period is analyzed, and the most representative publications of the area and the most productive countries are identified. Also, the key words of the papers are analyzed in order to identifying the main research topics. This analysis is complemented with a review of the abstracts and the full text papers published in "Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology & Behaviour", which is the most representative journal in the area. The intention is to contribute to a greater knowledge of the Traffic Psychology and stimulate the Latin American researchers to initiate research projects in the area.

Keywords : Traffic Psychology; Road behaviour; Literature review.

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