EU Cyber Summit talk & panel

Posted by on Oct 24, 2018 in Conference, home, 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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Prime Time RTE 1 | Sextortion

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 in home, 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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UCD ME Lab at Banter

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in home, Public event

The UCD Media + Entertainment Psychology Lab (and me as an associate member!) 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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Pat Kenny on Newstalk

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in home, 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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