Psychology and Risk Prevention: Current Research


Sandrine Gaymard, PhD – Professor in Social Psychology. Department of Psychology, University of Angers, Angers, France

Series: Psychology Research Progress
BISAC: PSY000000

This book covers several aspects of current research in the fields of social psychology, cognitive psychology, and the psychology of education on the topic of risk prevention. The research carried out by French, Spanish, and Canadian academics comprises various fields such as the prevention of road accidents, prevention in workplaces, prevention of sexism and racism, prevention of school failure, and prevention of adverse effects on health. The objective of this book is to highlight the contributions of major fields in the psychology of risk prevention from a perspective of understanding and targeting interventions: to raise awareness or change high-risk behaviors.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Conditionality and Decision-Making on the Road: The Management of Risks
Sandrine Gaymard, PhD and Anita Bec-Gérion, PhD
Department of Psychology, University of Angers, LPPL, SFR CONFLUENCES, Angers, France

Chapter 2. School Education for Preventing Sexism in Adolescence
Soledad Andrés, PhD
Department of Educational Sciences, University of Alcala. Isabel Muñoz Caravaca Research Chair (UAH-Institute for Women of Castilla-La Mancha), Research group on equity, diversity, and inclusive education (UAM, EQUIDEI), Madrid, Spain

Chapter 3. Identity Dynamics and Risk: The Vulnerability of Students
Anne-Marie Costalat-Founeau1, PhD and Nicolas Drouin2, PhD
1Department of Psychology, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III, Laboratoire Epsylon, Montpellier, France
2Department of Psychology, Université Catholique de l’Ouest, Niort, France

Chapter 4. The Individual Faced with Risk: Outlines and Limits of a Preventive Approach
Angel Egido-Portela1, PhD, Nadia Baatouche1,2, PhD and Laurence Cocandeau-Bellanger1,2, PhD
1Department of Psychology, Group: Subjects, Societies, Territories, Temporalities (2S2T) Université Catholique de l’Ouest, Angers, France
2CRTD, Équipe Psychologie de l’Orientation, Paris CNAM, France

Chapter 5. Group Membership and Vaccination
Sandrine Gaymard, PhD, Romain Hidrio, MPsy and Golda Cohen, PhD
Department of Psychology, University of Angers, LPPL, SFR CONFLUENCES, Angers, France

Chapter 6. Preventing Systemic Discrimination and Microaggressions in the Workplace: An Overview of Some Practices in Quebec
Hélène Cardu1, PhD and Myrlande Pierre2, MA
1Professor, School of Counselling and Guidance, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Laval University, Quebec, Canada
2PhD Candidate, Institute of Demography and Socioeconomics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Chapter 7. Spirituality, Health and Prevention
Nicolas Roussiau, PhD
Nantes University, Pays de Loire Psychology Laboratory (LPPL – EA), Nantes, France

Chapter 8. The Prevention of School Failure
Fanny Ollivier1, PhD, Valérie Barbe1, PhD and Christophe Boujon1, PhD
Department of Psychology, University of Angers, Nantes Université, LPPL, SFR CONFLUENCES, Angers, France

Chapter 9. Principles of Risk Management for Prevention
Francisco Alonso, PhD, Mireia Faus, MPsy, Sergio A. Useche, PhD and Cristina Esteban, PhD
Department of Psychology, DATS (Development and Advising in Traffic Safety) Research Group, INTRAS (Research Institute on Traffic and Road Safety), University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Chapter 10. The Social Iconography of “Aging Well” Among Autonomous Seniors
Golda Cohen, PhD and Sandrine Gaymard, PhD
Department of Psychology, University of Angers, LPPL, SFR CONFLUENCES, Angers, France


Editor’s Biography

Editor’s ORCID iD

Sandrine Gaymard0000-0003-3439-5138


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