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    9th Ibero-American Congress of Psychology and 2nd Congress of the Order of Portuguese Psychologists

    Francisco Alonso, Cristina Esteban

    (2014). Participació en congressos

    With the title "We are present and have solutions", the 9th Ibero-American Congress of Psychology was held in Lisbon, Portugal together with the 2nd Congress of the Order of Portuguese Psychologists, from September 9 to 13, 2014 Dr. Francisco Alonso participated with the presentation "Drawing a new frame of the paper of the psychology of the traffic and the road safety", whose authors are Dr. Francisco Alonso and Dr. Cristina Esteban. The event aims to become a meeting point for psychologists from all Ibero-America to share the latest scientific developments and the advances of the profession in the different fields and specialties of the discipline, as well as affirm the presence of...

    With the title "We are present and have solutions", the 9th Ibero-American Congress of Psychology was held in Lisbon, Portugal together with the 2nd Congress of the Order of Portuguese Psychologists, from September 9 to 13, 2014 Dr. Francisco Alonso participated with the presentation "Drawing a new frame of the paper of the psychology of the traffic and the road safety", whose authors are Dr. Francisco Alonso and Dr. Cristina Esteban. The event aims to become a meeting point for psychologists from all Ibero-America to share the latest scientific developments and the advances of the profession in the different fields and specialties of the discipline, as well as affirm the presence of Psychology in the Ibero-American space.

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    Drivers' opinion and knowledge about the measure of using signposts for black spots

    Francisco Alonso, Mónica Alonso, Cristina Esteban, Constanza Calatayud

    (2014). Article

    Black spots are one of the greatest problems causing traffic accidents. Even though there are several measures and countermeasures to eliminate these spots on roads, one of the measures in Spain is the use of signposts and a media campaign dealing with them due to social pressure. The objective of this research was to determine drivers’ level of knowledge regarding the demand of sign posts, their level of agreement, their subjective perception of the efficacy (including the reasons for such perception), and the political purpose of such measure. A sample of 200 drivers from the Province of Valencia ranging from 18 to 64 years was used. It was possible to conclude that, in general, there is...

    Black spots are one of the greatest problems causing traffic accidents. Even though there are several measures and countermeasures to eliminate these spots on roads, one of the measures in Spain is the use of signposts and a media campaign dealing with them due to social pressure. The objective of this research was to determine drivers’ level of knowledge regarding the demand of sign posts, their level of agreement, their subjective perception of the efficacy (including the reasons for such perception), and the political purpose of such measure. A sample of 200 drivers from the Province of Valencia ranging from 18 to 64 years was used. It was possible to conclude that, in general, there is a high level of knowledge, agreement, and perception of the efficacy towards the measure.

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    Psychotropic drugs and driving. Prevalence and types.

    Alonso, Francisco; Esteban, Cristina; Montoro, Luis; Tortosa, Francisco

    (2014). Article

    Background: Some psychotropic medications (e.g., benzodiazepines, sedative antidepressants, etc.) may impair cognitive and psychomotor functions and, therefore, endanger traffic safety (Ravera, Br J Clin Pharmacol, 72(3):505–513, 2011). They affect detection, registration, and information processing, problem solving, and decision-making processes, and they also affect emotional and social aspects. The objective of this research was to clarify three closely related issues that are significant for traffic safety: the prevalence of psychotropic drugs on driving, the most frequently used psychotropic drugs to treat depression, anxiety, insomnia, or any tranquilizers (whether it is a...

    Background: Some psychotropic medications (e.g., benzodiazepines, sedative antidepressants, etc.) may impair cognitive and psychomotor functions and, therefore, endanger traffic safety (Ravera, Br J Clin Pharmacol, 72(3):505–513, 2011). They affect detection, registration, and information processing, problem solving, and decision-making processes, and they also affect emotional and social aspects. The objective of this research was to clarify three closely related issues that are significant for traffic safety: the prevalence of psychotropic drugs on driving, the most frequently used psychotropic drugs to treat depression, anxiety, insomnia, or any tranquilizers (whether it is a medical prescription or self-medication), and finally, provide a further understanding of the socio-demographic and psycho-social characteristics of drivers related to the psychotropic drugs consumption in Spain. Methods: A sample of 1,200 Spanish drivers ranging from 18 to 64 years was used, 666 men and 534 women were asked to answer a questionnaire composed by a set of questions structured in different sections. The only selection criteria were to be in possession of any type of driving license for vehicles other than motorcycles and drive frequently. Results: The results showed that 15% of the participants were consuming psychotropic drugs to treat depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, insomnia, or tranquilizers; 13.5% were using drugs to treat one of these disorders; while 1.5% used them for several of these disorders. A 2.5% of drivers were using medicines to treat depression, 2.6% to treat anxiety, and 3.7% to treat insomnia. The 8.3% of those drivers who were not using any drugs to treat these three disorders were occasionally using some type of tranquilizers. Benzodiazepines and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) were the most used type of medicines among drivers. Benzodiazepines were the most used medicines to treat anxiety, while SSRIs were the most used to treat depression, 56.5% and 43.5%, respectively. Conclusions: Measures can be developed to reduce traffic accidents caused by the effects of these drugs; however, this will only be possible once the drivers and the use of these drugs are understood. Health care professionals and patients should be properly informed about the potential effects of some psychotropic medications on driving abilities considering individual and group differences.

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    ISSN: 1744-859X
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    Responsabilidad social corporativa, gobierno corporativo y performance financiero: Un estudio interdisciplinar entra las finanzas y la psicología

    Eduardo Alonso Mollar

    (2013). Tesi

    Director: Francisco Alonso

    Qualification: Distinction "cum laude"

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    Countries, national alcohol limits and risk behaviours: results from the ten d by night project

    Siliquini, Roberta; Bert, Fabrizio; Manzoli, Lamberto; Alamar, Beatriz; Alonso, Francisco; Calatayud, Constanza; Carena, Francesca; Chiadó, Simeone; Chiapusso, Tizziana; Colombo, Alessandra; Druart, Axel; Duce, Mayte; Esteban, Cristina; Izzicupo, Cristina; Kalitowicz, Andrzej; Kalitowicz, Agnieszka; Kedzia, Marcin; Manassero, Giulia; Mollica, Antonio; Papalia, riccardo; Pudule, Iveta; Sánchez, Laura; Siliquini, Valeria; Sroka, Robert; Vankov, Daniel; Vanzino, Silvia; Villerusa, Anita

    (2013). Article

    Epidemiology Biostatistics and Public Health. No.2

     Vol.10

    ISSN: 2282-0930
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    Protocolo del estudio "investigación, desarrollo e innovación para el diseño y desarrollo de un plan integral de eliminación y erradicación de puntos negros en las carreteras"

    Alonso, Francisco; Alonso, Mónica; Esteban, Cristina; Calatayud, Constanza

    (2013). Article

    Securitas Vialis. Grupo Springer. No.14

     Pag. 5-25

    ISSN: 1888-9697
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    Speed and road accidents: behaviors, motives, and assessment of the effectiveness of penalties for speeding

    Alonso, Francisco; Esteban, Cristina; Calatayud, Constanza; Sanmartín, Jaime

    (2013). Article

    American Journal of Applied Psychology. No.3

    Vol.1
    Pag. 58-64

    ISSN: 2328-5664
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    9th Conference study on urban traffic accident and its environment

    Alonso, Francisco.

    (2013). Participació en congressos

    Miguel Hernandez University, organized on the 14th and 15th of March in 2013 the 9th Conference of the Urban Road Traffic Study which was held in the Palacio de Congresos Ciudad de Elche. Professor Francisco Alonso participated in this event with the conference "Advertising and Communication" moderated by the Professor, Jesus Rodriguez Marin, of Psychology at the University Miguel Hernández. With his ninth appearance, Professor Alonso has been present in all editions of this conference organized initially Elche City Council and later organized by the "Institute" Crimina, the DATS group put a stop to an era of Urban Traffic Accidents that started in the year 1999, and has been prominent...

    Miguel Hernandez University, organized on the 14th and 15th of March in 2013 the 9th Conference of the Urban Road Traffic Study which was held in the Palacio de Congresos Ciudad de Elche. Professor Francisco Alonso participated in this event with the conference "Advertising and Communication" moderated by the Professor, Jesus Rodriguez Marin, of Psychology at the University Miguel Hernández. With his ninth appearance, Professor Alonso has been present in all editions of this conference organized initially Elche City Council and later organized by the "Institute" Crimina, the DATS group put a stop to an era of Urban Traffic Accidents that started in the year 1999, and has been prominent for over fifteen years.

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    Expert seminar from the Higher Education Road Center of the DGT (Salamanca)

    Alonso, Francisco.

    (2013). Participació en congressos

    Professor Francisco Alonso has participated in the expert seminar that took place on the 1st through 3rd of March, 2013 in the Driver Education Centre of the DGT (Salamanca). The group in which Professor Alonso participated was in the "Education Group" under the theme "Formal Education on Road Safety for the Education System". Coordinated by Manuel Brown, (PhD in Philosophy and Education), also joined by Ana García Valcárcel (University of Salamanca), Camino López García (International Center for Advanced Technologies), and Javier Herrero Pascual (Psychologist for the Senior Center for Driver Education in Salamanca).

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    La gestión de los puntos negros en el marco de los soste,as de gestión de la seguridad de infraestructuras viarias

    Alonso, Francisco; Alonso, Mónica; Esteban, Cristina; Calatayud, Constanza

    (2012). Llibre

    Editorial: ETRASA

    ISBN: 978-84-92625-79-6
 
 
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