ISSN 0439-755X
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Acta Psychologica Sinica ›› 2021, Vol. 53 ›› Issue (12): 1310-1320.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1041.2021.01310

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Regular schematic start training in the process of drivers’ selective attention

YUAN Luyi, CHANG Ruosong, MA Jinfei()   

  1. School of Psychology, Liaoning Normal University, Dalian 116029, China
  • Received:2020-02-23 Published:2021-12-25 Online:2021-10-26
  • Contact: MA Jinfei
  • Supported by:
    humanities and Social Sciences research youth fund of the Ministry of Education: “Research on the psychological mechanism and regulation of passive fatigue of L3 autonomous vehicle drivers”(20YJC190015)


In this study, the inattentional blindness paradigm was combined with the task of traffic violation event recognition, and two experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of task specific features (with and without prompt) and rule schemata training (with and without training) on driver recognition of traffic signals and violations. The results show that traffic rule prompt can improve the correct rate of traffic signal recognition for experienced drivers (Experiment 1), but for novice drivers, rule schemata training is needed to achieve the same effect (Experiment 2). The results show that rule schemata priming effect exists in driver’s selective attention, and schemata training can make up for novice driver’s lack of experience.

Key words: task specific feature, driving experience, driving schemata, traffic information, inattentional blindness