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Martin Graff

About the speaker

Dr Martin Graff is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of South Wales, an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Chartered Psychologist. He has worked as a visiting scholar at the State University of New York, Cortland, USA, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand and has published over fifty scientific articles, selected publications here.
He has delivered talks on Online Dating and Romantic Attraction in the UK, the USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. His main research interests are in the psychology of romantic relationships, online dating and social media.
He runs marathons and half marathons and belongs to running group GoodGym He also sings with rock band Zimbando.

“The Psychology of what to say to people you don’t know”
This talk will address the issue of how to talk to someone you don’t know for the first time. In face to face chat we might use well known phrases in order to chat to someone. However, chatting to someone online may be rather different, because people are less inhibited about what they say. The talk will also look at what to say for the first time in a romantic context, and also examine the effect of emojis and what these really mean.