Examining the impact of traffic environment and executive functioning on children's pedestrian behaviors.

@article{Barton2011ExaminingTI,
  title={Examining the impact of traffic environment and executive functioning on children's pedestrian behaviors.},
  author={Benjamin Barton and Barbara A. Morrongiello},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={182-91}
}
The process of integrating visual information and planning a safe crossing is cognitively demanding for many young children. We assessed relations between traffic characteristics, aspects of children's executive functioning (EF), and pedestrian behavior, with the aim being to determine whether well-developed EF would predict safer pedestrian behaviors beyond the contributions of child demographic and traffic environment factors. Using the pretend road method, we studied a sample of 83 children… CONTINUE READING

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