Martin Graff

Martin Graff

Relationship Psychologist
Dr Martin 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.

Over the previous few years Dr Graff has been consulted by and given numerous interviews to news networks, for example, BBC news, BBC X-Ray, Radio 5 Live, ITV Newsweek and Radio New Zealand. These broadcasts have reached hundreds of thousands of people, which demonstrates the impact of his expertise and knowledge. In addition to this, his research has been reported in the national and international press such as the Independent, the Daily Mail, the Daily Mirror and the Irish Times. Furthermore, over the previous two and a half years, Dr Graff has written thirty-five articles on the topic of romantic relationships for the popular psychology magazine Psychology Today, and in this time, his readership worldwide is approaching one million. Dr Graff has also spoken at over fifty public engagement events in the UK over the past two years, including Science Cafe, SciBar, Skeptics, the British Psychological Society regional events, Pint of Science (Science Festival) and Ignite in Cardiff, Swansea, Birmingham and Liverpool, with such events typically attracting an audience of around 400. Furthermore, he has delivered talks internationally in the USA, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia. As testimony to the impact of his research, he was invited to co-host ITVs Wales This Week Date Night show. The show featured advice and commentary on romantic relationship formation and was broadcast in March 2017 to hundreds of thousands of people across Wales and the west of England.

Dr Graff has written over 50 scientific articles, presented his work at numerous International Conferences. He has 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.
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Using Tinder

Tinder is a dating app employed by specific types of people. This talk examines how people use Tinder, and the ways in which they are different to typical online daters.
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Being Successful in Online Dating

How can we maximize our chances of success in online dating. How should you construct your profile to increase your chances and what style of online interaction should you adopt?
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Nonverbal Communication

This talk looks at how nonverbal behaviour is used in human courtship. It discusses the rituals people use in nonverbal displays, and how nonverbal displays are signals of romantic attraction.
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The Psychology of Romantic Attraction

What makes us attractive and why is attraction important to us. The talk covers issues such as the attractiveness stereotype and whether beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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The Psychology of Love

The way in which we think about romantic love has evolved over the years. Among other things this talk focuses on different types of love and how this may be related to our different attachment styles.
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The Psychology of Jealousy

What gets us jealous? Who gets us jealous? What factors are related to jealousy? These are some of the issues covered in this talk, along with an explanation of the functions and origins of jealousy.
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The Impact of Social Media on Interpersonal Relationships

Social Media and online interaction is now an integral part of our lives. This talk considers the impact of phone jealousy, Facebook jealousy, cyberstalking and online infidelity.

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