Driving With Music: Cognitive-Behavioural Implications

Driving With Music: Cognitive-Behavioural Implications

by Warren Brodsky

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Does listening to music while driving a car enhance driver safety or place the driver at increased risk of accidents? This is the first full-length text to explore the subject. A great deal of work has been done to investigate and reduce driver distraction and inattention, but this book is the first to focus on in-cabin aural backgrounds of music as a contributing factor to human error and traffic violations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472411488
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 04/28/2015
Series: Human Factors in Road and Rail Transport
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Professor Warren Brodsky is Director of Music Psychology in the Department of the Arts at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Beer-Sheva, Israel). After a short-lived career as a music performer, he completed an artist-degree (BMus) in orchestral Percussion, and majored in early childhood musical development leading to a Diploma and Certificate of Teaching (K-6) from the Rubin Academy of Music (Jerusalem, 1982). Warren trained as a music therapist at Hahnemann Medical University (Philadelphia, USA, 1984); during his 10 year clinical career he was registered (RMT), certified (CMT), and board-certified (MT-BC) in the USA, registered (RMTh) in the UK, and licensed as a Creative and Expressive Therapist in Israel. Warren completed his PhD in Psychology at Keele University (Staffordshire, UK, 1995) under the eminent music psychologist John A. Sloboda. At Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Dr Brodsky served two 2-year Post-Doctorial Fellowships (1996-2000). Among his research initiatives and projects are: Handclapping Songs As A Spontaneous Platform For Cognitive Development; Mental Representations Of Musical Notation; Positive Aging Among Symphony Orchestra Musicians; Functional Application Of Music In Automobile Branding; and The Effects Of Music On Driver Behavior And Vehicular Control.

Table of Contents

Automobility: Car Culture and Popular Music. Background Music in Everyday Life: The Listener and Effects of Music on Listeners. In-Care Audio Culture: The Benefits of Driving with Music. Contraindications to In-Care Music Listening. Ill-Effects of In-Car Music Listening. Implications, Countermeasures, and Applications: Music Alternatives for Increased Driver Safety. Postscript.

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