Study examines car crash victims

Psychology students at Vancouver Island University are looking for people who have experienced a traumatic motor vehicle accident.

Psychology students at Vancouver Island University are looking for people who have experienced a traumatic motor vehicle accident.

The students, in the university’s fear and anxiety lab, examine the psychological impact of these crashes to better understand why people have different reactions to similar accidents.

The study involves meeting a lab member at the VIU campus and answering some questions about the accident. Participants fill out a package of questionnaires in private.

It takes about 45 minutes to complete all parts of the study. Confidentiality is maintained throughout the entire process and names are never recorded on any study materials.

The students are presenting the results of the research at the Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies convention in Toronto in November.

Anyone interested in taking part in the study, or has further questions, can e-mail jennifer.sorochan@viu.ca.