accident proneness


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accident proneness

n
the unconscious tendency, thought to exist in some people, to involve themselves in a large number of accidents
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Unexpectedly discovering a list of sixteen men's names in Ottawa at the Library and Archives Canada indicating some kind of an accident proneness project from 1948, Anne Gafiuk decided to investigate.
Sobanski noted that peer-group, relationship and parenting difficulties, poor work and academic performance, as well as a tendency towards dangerous driving habits like speeding and accident proneness in daily living were all associated with the disorder.
I wonder about the extent to which his accident proneness was tied to feeling uncontained in his relationship with his mother--and to the rage directed against himself rather than to his emotionally unavailable mother.
This reduces anxiety symptoms (more in the short term) and decreases patient dropout, but it also has possible harms, including development of dependence and accident proneness (SOR: A, based on systematic review of RCTs).
The authors found that adventurous and impulsive behavior were emblematic of high accident rates, and demonstrated a correlation between accident proneness and worrying, poor self-confidence and moodiness.
A number of human traits have been hypothesized to underlie accident proneness, with some fairly strong empirical support for the proposed relationships.
self injury--hair pulling and twisting, nail biting, accident proneness
In some very vagrant reading I have found both theoretical discussions and data on this theme in literature dealing with the following: social distance tests, allergy reactions, accident proneness, suggestion and hypnosis, counseling, curriculum-making, salesmanship, theoretical physics, theme-writing, the uses of audio-visual training aids, logical positivism, group dynamics, speech correction, perception, etc.
In 1926, Farmer and Chambers took a further step, separating accident proneness as a special factor within accident liability.

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