Hostility, driving anger, and dangerous driving: The emerging role of hemispheric preference

Gidron, Yori
Gaygısız Lajunen, Esma
Lajunen, Timo
Background: Various studies have implicated psychosocial variables (e.g., hostility) in risk of dangerous driving and traffic accidents. However, whether these variables are related to more basic neurobiological factors, and whether such associations have implications for the modification of psychosocial risk factors in the context of driving, have not been examined in depth. This study examined the relationship between hemispheric preference (HP), hostility and self-reported dangerous driving, and the ability to affect driving anger via hemisphere activating cognitive exercises (HACE).


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Citation Formats
Y. Gidron, E. Gaygısız Lajunen, and T. Lajunen, “Hostility, driving anger, and dangerous driving: The emerging role of hemispheric preference,” ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION, pp. 236–241, 2014, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: