EU Cyber Summit talk & panel

Posted by on Oct 24, 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. Why do we fall for scams: Lessons from cyberpsychology I shared some lessons from cyberpsychology on why 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,...

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Introduction to Catfish at the IFI/Science Gallery

Posted by on May 19, 2018 in Public event

As part of the Science Gallery exhibition titled Fake, they partnered with the Irish Film Institute to curate a number of films around the theme of Fake. One of the chosen fils was Catfish. The film is credited with originating the term ‘catfishing’, which has seeped into the cultural vernacular, to denote fake social networking presences created for deceptive and mischievous purposes. I was asked to give an introduction to the film from a...

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A night with the Media + Entertainment Psychology Lab at Banter

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Public event

The UCD Media + Entertainment Psychology Lab joined Banter again for a public panel discussion on “media is everywhere, but what do we get out of it?”. We talked about music, television, film, books, online dating, how we perceive emotion and story telling and a lot more. We got plenty of audience engagement and questions! More about the event...

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SIGMAC talks to Hello Banter at the Beatyard Festival 2016

Posted by on Jul 30, 2016 in Public event, Uncategorized

Presented by the Psychology Society of Ireland’s SIGMAC group. How do we engage and interact with technology, mass media communication, art and fiction? A delve into the psychology of online dating, virtual reality, Eurovision and dance. Dr Brendan Rooney interviewed me about online dating – the good, the bad and the ugly! Read a little about Banter at Beatyard in 2016...

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