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UMUC PSYC 321 PSYC321 Observational Study


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Observational Study (Seat Belts in New York)

PSYC 321 Social Psychology


Observational Study


Motor vehicle accidents have been the leading cause of death in infants all the way up to older adults age 54; most weren’t wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.  This study identifies seatbelt usage amongst different groups of people in different situations, i.e. age, gender, morning, dusk, weekend, weekday, driver or passenger.  If one had to take a guess right from the start, I would assume both younger children/adults and males are less likely to use their safety belts.  Random people were selected and briefly observed so I could see about how many individuals utilize their seat belt on a normal day.  Results from this study concluded women and older citizens are more likely to wear seat belts.


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