Guide to Laboratories at the Department of Psychology
Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc

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Traffic psychology focuses on researching traffic safety and mobility, in particular on field research, experimental laboratory research, and assessment of personality and performance factors related to traffic safety. The main topics are road safety, rail transport, mobility, and sustainable mobility or active mobility (walking and cycling).

Guarantor, team, contact

Doc. PhDr. Matúš Šucha, PhD.,, +420 777 597 665
Prof. Ralf Risser
Mgr. Lucie Viktorová, Ph.D.
Mgr. Lucie Hartmannová
Mgr. Elisabeta Drimlová
Mgr. Mikuláš Toman
Ing. Anton Pashkievich, PhD.

Research, grants

  • ETA Programme of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic; Complex physiological monitoring of the driver with respect to psychological factors affecting driving behaviour.
  • ETA Programme of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic; Human and traffic safety in the development of lighting technologies.
  • Implementation of the public contract “Preparations of a battery of psychodiagnostic tests for the SŽDC pre-employment psychological screening” of the contracting authority Railway Infrastructure Administration (SŽDC) – contract research.
  • Public contract of the Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic: Influence of Advertising Devices on Road Safety
  • Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, Omega Programme; Driver Adaptation on Driving Assistance Systems in the Vehicle.
  • EU COST TU 1105 project: NVH analysis techniques for design and optimization of hybrid and electric vehicles.
  • Project of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic (Security research): Social-psychology analysis of drivers with 12 demerit points, and the development of fitness to drive assessment methodology.
  • EU COST TU 1103 project:  Operation and safety of tramways in interaction with public space.
  • Project of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic: The updating of the transport psychological examination methodology.


  • Risser, R. & Šucha, M. (2020). StartWalking! How to Boost Sustainable Mode Choice—Psychological Measures to Support a Shift from Individual Car Use to More Sustainable Traffic Modes, Sustainability, 12(leden 2020), 1-13.
  • Risser, R., & Šucha, M. (2020). Psychological Perspectives on Walking: Interventions for Achieving Change. Routledge.
  • Šucha, M., Dostál, D., Dominik, T. (2019). Dotazník řidičského chování DBQ u Českých řidičů, CESKOSLOVENSKA PSYCHOLOGIE, 63(3), 265-279.
  • Šucha, M. (2019). Proč se v dopravě chováme tak, jak se chováme?. Praha: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny.
  • Šucha, M., Viktorová, L., Risser, R. (2019). Can an Experience with No Car Use Change Future Mode Choice Behavior?, Sustainability, 11(17), 1-22.
  • Del Valle, C., Šucha, M. (2019). Effects of alcohol and perceived controllability in optimistic offender drivers, Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 64(July 2019), 58-69.
  • Viktorová, L. & Šucha, M. (2018). Learning about advanced driver assistance systems – The case of ACC and FCW in a sample of Czech drivers, Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour.
  • Šucha, M. , Dostál, D. & Risser, R. (2017). Pedestrian-driver communication and decision strategies at marked crossings, Accident Analysis and Prevention, 102C(102/C), 41-50.

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