Can you really find true love on the Internet?

13 November 2014

Dr Martin Graff
Dr Martin Graff

Dr Martin Graff will discuss internet dating, gender attraction and virtual affairs in a meeting held by the Aberystwyth regional hub of the British Psychological Society entitled ‘Can you really find true love on the Internet?...and other things about online romance’.

The talk will be on Wednesday 26th November 2014, 6pm in the Aberystwyth University Arts Centre Bar.

The session will examine issues surrounding internet dating and Dr Graff will be also giving some factual advice on how to construct dating site profiles and how to approach an online liaison with a potential dating partner.

The talk will draw on current empirical studies on online relationships and on the online disinhibition effect. This effect suggests that people disclose personal information more quickly in online environments.

Dr Graff is Reader in Psychology at the University of South Wales.  He is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Chartered Psychologist.  He has previously carried out research in the areas of cognitive processes in web-based learning, individual differences in website navigation, online interaction and the formation and dissolution of romantic relationships online and offline. 

He has also undertaken research in the areas of online persuasion, and online disinhibition, and has supervised several doctoral degrees in this area.

He is also a member of the British Psychological Society Undergraduate Education Committee, which oversees the running of Psychology degree programmes at British Universities.

This event is free of charge and open to all. To attend please book at http://www.bps.org.uk/truelove

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Contacts

Dr Gareth Hall
Department of Psychology
01970 621783 / gbh@aber.ac.uk

Arthur Dafis
Communications and Public Affairs, Aberystwyth University
01970 621763 / 07841979452 / aid@aber.ac.uk