Dickinson State professor chosen to lecture in Paris
Posted on 1/24/2012
Dr. Andrew McGarva, professor of psychology at Dickinson State University, was selected to present research at the "International Conference on Driver Behaviour and Training," held in Paris during November 2011.
McGarva, who has been with the university since 1997, has been conducting research regarding driver behavior with psychology students since 1998.While in Paris, McGarva presented two lecture pieces entitled, "Questioning the Questionnaire: Assessing the Validity of Measures of Driver Aggression" and "Texting and Driving: Self-Imposed Distraction Among High School, College and Adult Drivers," which included research from student contributors Nicholas Zumwalt and Holly Callahan.
"Research on driver behavior has been fruitful," said McGarva. "It is a topic that students are attracted to, something they engage with, while helping make roadways a safer place."
In 2010, McGarva was published in "Traffic Psychology: An International Perspective." The textbook was published by Nova Science Publishers. A first edition, the book includes a chapter devoted to research in traffic psychology conducted at DSU.