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Avaliação Psicológica

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MOGNON, Jocemara Ferreira  and  RUEDA, Fabián Javier Marín. Personality assessment in traffic psychology: A literature review. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.spe, pp. 33-43. ISSN 1677-0471.

The present study reviewed publications on driver personality assessments published between 2000-2015, using the descriptors “personality and traffic” or “traffic accidents” or “traffic violations” in the CAPES database. Searches yielded 141 matches, of which 108 did not meet the established inclusion criteria or were duplicates. The remaining 33 studies were inspected. Overall results revealed that several personality traits correlated positively to traffic violations and unsafe driving, including extraversion, sensation-seeking, aggressiveness, hostility, non-conformity, impulsivity, anger, stress and risk-proneness. Further research on the role of personality in traffic psychology is encouraged, and the findings are discussed in light of the implications of adopting mandatory personality assessment as a standard procedure in obtaining or renewing driver licenses in Brazil

Keywords : traffic psychology; psychological assessment; personality.

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