The Psychology of Attraction

30 March, 2015 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, Southville, Bristol BS3, UK

Martin GrafSpeaker: Dr Martin Graf.

  • What do men and women look for in relationships?
  • How important is physical attractiveness?
  • Do opposites attract?
  • Does attractiveness change over time?
  • Can you find someone to be attractive online?
  • What other features make us more or less attractive?

This talk will cover some of the things that people find attractive in romantic partners. Older research suggested that things such as proximity and familiarity are relevant in attraction, but now we know lots more.  This talk will cover many of the things now known about attraction, and argue that there are gender differences in what males and females find attractive.

Martin is Reader and Head of Research in Psychology at the University of South Wales. He is an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Chartered Psychologist.

Over the years 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. He has also carried out research in the areas of online persuasion, and online disinhibition.

Martin’s website.