Undergraduate study

Undergraduate units

CARRS-Q delivers two QUT Faculty of Health elective Undergraduate units: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour (PYB372) and Applying Traffic Psychology (PYB374).

These units are electives within the Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) and offer a pathway to Honours research in road safety, and postgraduate study with CARRS-Q.

PYB372 – Traffic Psychology and Behaviour

PYB372 allows students to apply psychological principles to understand road user behaviour within the road safety context. Focus will be on identifying and examining the factors that influence the behaviour of road users, particularly those that contribute to the incidence of road crashes and serious injury.

PYB374 – Applying Traffic Psychology

PYB374 explores the main psychology theories and research methods used in traffic psychology, and applies these to understand risky driving behaviours. Research methods explored include surveys and observations, physiological recordings, driving simulators, and in-vehicle assessments. The unit has a strong focus on the practical learning and critical analysis of the research methodology used in traffic psychology.

Our undergraduate units are offered through QUT’s Faculty of Health’s School of Psychology and Counselling.


Students enrolled in Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours Psychology) may complete their research component in a road safety or injury prevention topic under the guidance of a CARRS-Q supervisor. Honours projects with CARRS-Q span across social, cognitive, physiological and human factors psychology and we welcome your interest in road safety and injury prevention. Students are awarded an annual CARRS-Q Honours Bursary of $3,000.


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