Overview

  • Dr. Porter is Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Psychology. He studies community public health and safety, mostly in traffic psychology areas. His work regularly involves partners in government, media, and law enforcement.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2018 Distracted Pedestrian Behavior on two Urban College CampusesJournal of community health. 96.
    2016 Exploring new models for seatbelt use in survey dataVirginia Journal of Science.
    2016 Investigating the effects of Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacons on pedestrian behavior and driver yielding on 25 mph streets: A quasi-experimental field study on a university campusTransportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour. 509-621.
    2016 The deterioration of driving performance over time in drivers with untreated sleep apneaAccident Analysis and Prevention. 95-102.
    2014 A state level analysis relationship among educational achievement level, primary seat-belt laws, and seat beat use in the United StatesAccident Analysis and Prevention. 129-136.
    2013 Effectiveness of a program using a vehicle tracking system, incentives, and disincentives to reduce the speeding behavior of drivers with ADHDJournal of Attention Disorders. 233-248.
    2013 Turning off the cameras: Red light running characteristics and rates after photo enforcement legislation expiredAccident Analysis and Prevention. 1104-1111.
    2012 Development and validation of the Cultural Competence of Program Evaluators (CCPE) ScaleAmerican Journal of Evaluation. 496-514.
    2011 Developing and testing a touch-path model for hand hygiene and pathogen risk: Design-behavior assessment of fast-food restaurant restroomsEnvironment and Behavior.
    2010 A behavioral observation study of Turkish drivers’ and children’s safety belt use.Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences. 1607-1609.
    2010 Human factors in injury controlAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 90-97.
    2009 Evaluation of The Boost ‘em in the Back Seat Program: Using fear and efficacy to increase booster seat use.Accident Analysis & Prevention. 57-65.
    2006 Characterizing red light runners following implementation of a photo enforcement program.Accident Analysis & Prevention. 862-870.
    2005 In-car cell phone use and hazards following hands free legislation.Traffic Injury Prevention. 225-229.
    2005 Is television a health and safety hazard? A cross-sectional analysis of at-risk behavior on primetime television.Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 198-222.
    2004 The likelihood of becoming a pedestrian fatality and drivers’ knowledge of pedestrian rights and responsibilities in the Commonwealth of Virginia.Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour. 43-58.
    2001 A nationwide self-report survey of red-light running behavior: Measuring prevalence, predictors, and perceived consequences.Accident Analysis & Prevention. 735-741.
    2001 Empowerment-based interventions are not useful.The Community Psychologist. 22-23.
    2000 Predicting red-light running behavior: A traffic safety study in three urban settings.Journal of Safety Research. 1-8.
    1998 Predicting active and effective agents for safety: Test of the Actively Caring Approach.Journal of Safety Research. 223-233.
    1997 Effects of participation in activities on children's attitudes and knowledge of the environment.The Journal of Environmental Education. 33-42.
    1995 Solid waste recovery: A review of behavioral programs to increase recycling.Environment and Behavior. 122-152.
    1995 The effect of commitment on adoption and diffusion of grass cycling.Environment and Behavior. 213-232.
    1993 Critical review of behavioral interventions to preserve the environment: Research since 1980.Environment and Behavior. 275-321.
    1993 Outcome research in environmental education: A critical review.The Journal of Environmental Education. 8-21.
    1991 Cosponsorship: Bridging the gap among student organizations.Campus Activities Programming. 47-51.
    1990 Social support and risky behavior theory: Predictions of outcomes with path analysis.Georgia Journal of Science. 74-87.

    Books

    Year Title
    2011 Handbook of Traffic Psychology

    Chapters

    Year Title
    2011 A community-based program to reduce tailgating behaviorTraffic psychology: An international perspective. New York: Nova Science.
    2011 EnforcementHandbook of traffic psychology. San Diego, CA: Elsevier Academic Press.
    2011 SpeedingHandbook of traffic psychology. San Diego, CA: Elsevier Academic Press.
    2008 The relationship between red light running and traffic volume: A research briefNew Transportation Research Progress. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
    2006 Human factors in product and environmental design for injury controlInjury and Violence Prevention. New York: Jossey Bass Wiley.
    2004 Abusing the roadway “commons”: Understanding driving through an environmental preservation theoryTraffic and transport psychology: Theory and practice. St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier.
    1997 New directions in environmental social psychologyApplied Social Psychology. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

    Conference Papers

    Year Title
    1999 Thirty years of children’s films: A study of portrayed aggression and violence..  469-473.

    Research Overview

  • Large-Scale Behavioral Interventions, Public Health and Safety, Traffic Psychology
  • Grants

  • Occupant Protection in VA: Working to Expand Effective Programs  awarded by VA Department of Motor Vehicles 2017 - 2018
  • VA Seat Belt and Core Surveys 2018  awarded by VA Department of Motor Vehicles 2017 - 2018
  • VA Seat Belt and Core Curveys 2017  awarded by VA Department of Motor Vehicles 2017
  • Virginia Seat Belt and CORE Survey 2017  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (USDOT funds) 2017
  • Increasing Law Enforcement’s Occupant Protection Behaviors  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (USDOT funds) 2016 - 2017
  • Occupant Protection in Virginia: Creating Transferable Programs  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (USDOT funds) 2016 - 2017
  • Occupant Protection Programs: Reducing Anytime Unrestrained Fatalities  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (USDOT funds) 2015 - 2016
  • Virginia Seat Belt and CORE Survey 2016  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (USDOT funds) 2015 - 2016
  • Occupant Protection Programs: Day & Night to Reduce Unrestrained Fatalities  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (USDOT funds) 2014 - 2015
  • Virginia Seat Belt and CORE Survey 2015  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (USDOT funds) 2014 - 2015
  • Virginia Seat Belt and CORE Survey 2014  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (USDOT funds) 2013 - 2014
  • Virginia occupant protection evaluations: Anytime programs for high-risk area  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (USDOT funds) 2013 - 2014
  • Virginia occupant protection program evaluation: Day, night, and high-risk areas  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (USDOT funds) 2012 - 2013
  • Virginia seat belt and CORE survey 2013  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (USDOT funds) 2012 - 2013
  • Risky behaviors and the role of attachment theory  awarded by Society for Public Health Educators/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Fellowship 2012
  • Virginia DMV seat belt survey 2012  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (USDOT funds) 2011 - 2012
  • Virginia targeted occupant protection 2012  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (USDOT funds) 2011 - 2012
  • Seat Belt Use Survey.  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles 2010
  • State 28+: Next steps for occupant protection program evaluation.  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles 2009 - 2010
  • Virginia occupant protection survey 2009.  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles 2009
  • Evaluating Virginia statewide traffic safety programs.  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles 2008 - 2009
  • Boost ‘em to safety: Raising awareness about booster seats.  awarded by Obici Healthcare Foundation 2007 - 2009
  • Program evaluation for Virginia DMV initiatives.  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles 2007 - 2008
  • Click It or Ticket targeting: Virginia statewide focus on high-risk areas.  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles 2007
  • The utilization of collaborative, peer-assisted, and web-enhanced learning approaches in an introductory psychology research and learning enhancement laboratory.  awarded by National Science Foundation 2005 - 2007
  • Testing a driver monitoring system to reduce speeding behavior of ADHD drivers.  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles 2006
  • Occupant protection in Hampton Roads: Reward-based initiatives and a nighttime safety belt use study.  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles 2005 - 2006
  • Boost ‘em in the back seat: A Safe Ride program.  awarded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2004 - 2005
  • Occupant protection in Hampton Roads (Year 3).  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles 2004 - 2005
  • The Virginia strategic plan for pedestrian safety: Completion of final steps to produce the Commonwealth plan.  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles 2004 - 2005
  • A community assessment of drinking and driving predictors: Alcohol outlets and socioeconomic factors.  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles 2004
  • Occupant protection in Hampton Roads: Increasing safety restraint use with community outreach and interventions.  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles 2003 - 2004
  • The Virginia strategic plan for pedestrian safety: Preliminary research to develop benchmarks.  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles 2003
  • A community-based program to increase safety belt use.  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles 2002 - 2003
  • Increasing Pedestrian Safety in Northern Virginia: Enhancing and Evaluating Community-Based Strategies.  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles 2002 - 2003
  • Increasing pedestrian safety in Arlington County, Virginia: Implementing and evaluating a program developed in 2001.  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles 2001 - 2002
  • Reducing close following behaviors through the ‘Survive the Drive’ program in Hampton Roads.  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles 2001 - 2002
  • A needs assessment for increasing pedestrian safety in Arlington County, Virginia: Exploring programs and feasibility of outcome studies.  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles 2001
  • Reducing close following behaviors through a community coalition approach: A ‘Survive the Drive’ program in Hampton Roads.  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles 2000 - 2001
  • Best practices in pedestrian safety: A review of crash data, programs, and knowledge of pedestrian rights and responsibilities.  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles 2000
  • A behavioral observation program to document close following: Developing and implementing a community intervention to reduce this risky behavior.  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles 1999 - 2000
  • A nationwide survey of red-light running behavior: ‘Stop Red Light Running’ programs and solutions.  awarded by Golin/Harris International for Daimler Chrysler Corporation 1999
  • The ‘Intersection Connection’ program: Reducing red-light running through community partnerships and outreach.  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles 1998 - 1999
  • The ‘Intersection Connection’ program to reducing crashes: Public-education, engineering, and enforcement solutions.  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles 1997 - 1998
  • A behavioral program to reduce intersection- and pedestrian-related crashes.  awarded by Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles 1997
  • Keywords

  • Driving Safety : Behavioral Intervention Development and Evaluation
  • Health : Public Health and Safety
  • Psychology : Experimental, Research Design, Statistics
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, University of Memphis 1996
  • M.S. in General Experimental Psychology, University of Memphis 1994
  • B.S. in Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1990
  • Full Name

  • Bryan Porter