Faculty Member

Christine M. Wickens

Email Address(es)
Christine.Wickens@camh.ca
Office Phone
416-535-8501 ext. 34711
Website(s)
Division(s)/Office
Clinical Public Health Division
Position
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

Social and behavioural determinants of motor vehicle collision risk

Alcohol and drug-impaired driving

Driver anger and aggression

Mental health and driver behaviour

Education & Training History

HBSc – University of Toronto – Psychology/Sociology – 2000

MA – York University – Social and Personality Psychology – 2003

PhD – York University – Social and Personality Psychology – 2009

Post-Doctoral Training – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – Social and Epidemiological Research; Public Health – 2012

Current Research Projects

Acute and residual effects of cannabis on young drivers’ performance of driving-related skills

Outcome evaluation of remedial measures program for convicted impaired drivers

Impact of mental health issues on driver behaviour using population survey data

Representative Publications

Wickens, C. M., & Wiesenthal, D. L. (2005). State driver stress as a function of occupational stress, traffic congestion, and trait stress susceptibility. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 10, 83-97.

Wickens, C. M., Toplak, M. E., & Wiesenthal, D. L. (2008). Cognitive failures as predictors of driving errors, lapses, and violations. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 40, 1223-1233.

Mann, R. E., Stoduto, G., Ialomiteanu, A., Asbridge, M. Smart, R. G., & Wickens, C. M. (2010). Self-reported collision risk associated with cannabis use and driving after cannabis use among Ontario adults. Traffic Injury Prevention, 11, 115-122.

Wickens, C. M., Mann, R. E., Stoduto, G., Ialomiteanu, A., & Smart, R. G. (2011). Age group differences in self-reported aggressive driving perpetration and victimization. Transportation Research Part F, 14(5), 400-412.

Wickens, C. M., Wiesenthal, D. L., Flora, D. B., & Flett, G. L. (2011). Understanding driver anger and aggression: Attributional theory in the driving environment. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 17(4), 354-370.

Wickens, C. M., Mann, R. E., Stoduto, G., Ialomiteanu, A., Smart, R. G., & Rehm, J. (2013). The impact of probable anxiety and mood disorder on self-reported collisions: A population study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 145, 253-255.

Wickens, C. M., Mann, R. E., & Wiesenthal, D. L. (2013). Addressing driver aggression: Contributions from psychological science. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 22(5), 386-391.

Wickens, C. M., Mann, R. E., Stoduto, G., Flam Zalcman, R., & Butters, J. (2013). Alcohol control measures in traffic. In P. Boyle, P. Boffetta, W. Zatonski, A. Lowenfels, O. Brawley, H. Burns, & J. Rehm (Eds.), Alcohol: Science, policy and public health (pp. 378-388). United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

Wickens, C. M., Mann, R. E., Roseborough, J. E. W., Wiesenthal, D. L., & Smart, R. G. (2014). The straight ‘A’s of road rage: Attribution, anger, and aggressive behaviour. In M. G. Penrod & S. N. Paulk (Eds.), Psychology of anger: New research (pp. 49-69). New York: NOVA Science Publishers.

Wickens, C. M., Smart, R. G., & Mann, R. E. (in press). The impact of depression on driver performance. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.