Prime Time RTE 1 | Dating apps

Posted by on Nov 8, 2018 in Media, TV

Prime Time | Online dating apps How successful are dating apps and what are the dangers that lurk within? You can see the show here and the Dating apps segments starts at 16 minutes – the segment is available online until Thursday December 6th 2018.

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EU Cyber Summit talk & panel

Posted by on Oct 22, 2018 in Conference, Media, Public event

I was invited to give a talk and take part in a panel discussion at the EU Cyber Summit in the Helix, DCU, on October 24th. I shared some lessons from cyberpsychology on why do we fall for online scams. Scammers manipulate basic human motivations, they utilise powerful principles of persuasion, and they take advantage of the fact that computer mediated communication changes how we communicate, and shifts our attention. I also took part in a...

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Prime Time RTE 1 | Sextortion

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 in Media, TV

Prime Time | Sextortion and Shame People are falling for online scams where they are tricked into believing the scammers are interested in a relationship, but are actually being manipulated into exposing themselves in intimate pictures so that they can be blackmailed. I spoke to journalist Fran McNulty from RTÉ Prime Time about the psychology of why people fall for these scams, about why they might engage in behaviour online that they...

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Pat Kenny on Newstalk

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Media, Radio

Pat Kenny on Newstalk | “Ask the expert” about online dating I was invited to do an Ask the Expert slot on the Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk 106. I took listeners questions about online dating and answered based on the latest research we have in the field. Listen to the full piece here. You can watch a shorter clip of the piece on video...

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The Six O’Clock Show on TV3

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Media, TV

The Six O’Clock Show on TV3 | My research in online dating I was invited on the the Six O’Clock show sofa to talk about my research in online dating. You can see my appearance on the show here – from about 25 minutes into the programme.

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