Faculty Member

Christine M. Wickens

Email Address(es)
Office Phone
416-535-8501 ext. 34711
Clinical Public Health Division
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.