Displaying items by tag: Department of Psychology

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) research, published online in the journal Accident Analysis & Prevention, has found that college students crossing the street while surfing the Internet on a cell phone are more than twice as likely to be hit or have a close call as when they crossed the street undistracted.
University of Alabama at Birmingham study found adolescents ages 14-15 are engaged in media more than 23 total hours daily.
University of Alabama at Birmingham study reveals sleep-deprived adolescents are more likely to be hit by cars while crossing the street than those who are well-rested.
April 12, 2012

Safety Patrol

UAB child safety expert David Schwebel has helped call attention to the everyday dangers of crosswalks, swimming pools, and dog bites through a series of intriguing, headline-grabbing experiments.
John Harris doesn't mind public speaking. Yes, he admits to being a little nervous at first each time he does it, but he feels he has a duty to do it. In fact, he considers it "a goodwill mission."
The Birmingham Area Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities honored UAB Department of Psychology senior Lauren McCartney with its Student of the Year award.
Listening to music while crossing the street is more hazardous than texting or talking on the phone, says new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham that quantifies the dangers of distracting activities; the results surprised even the researchers.
Children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at increased risk of being hit by a vehicle when crossing a street, according to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
University of Alabama at Birmingham survey of college students reveals that 35 percent use mobile phone applications while driving — even after facing the dangers firsthand.
In a new study, psychologists at UAB are able to see in detail for the first time how various regions of the human brain respond when people experience an unexpected or traumatic event.
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