Other Cardiff events

Tinder and Terror

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and has no step free access
Past event - 2019
20 May Doors open 19:00
event 19:30-21:30
Head of Steam, 18-19 Church Street,
Cardiff CF10 1BG
Sold Out!
Romance is dead! - How has social media and smartphones altered romance?

I ain’t afraid of no ghost! - Why do people believe in ghosts?

Join us on Monday to find out more!

Social Media, Smartphones and Sex

Dr Martin Graff (Reader in Psychology, South Wales University)
More and more people now meet through dating apps, and it is possible relationships that start this way differ to relationships initiated face-to-face.  Furthermore, social media allows people to keep in close contact with partners and even engage in surveillance behaviour.  Additionally, social media has a role in validating relationships and allowing people to communicate love in different ways. This talk will explain how smartphones and social media have changed how people conduct romantic relationships, and outline the types of people more likely to conduct their relationships in this way.

Ghosts, Ghouls and Talking to the Dead: A Critical Exploration of Spooky Phenomena

Dr Phil Tyson (Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of South Wales)
Belief in paranormal phenomena is widespread in society, with some studies indicating a third of the UK population believe in the existence of ghosts and that some individuals can communicate with the dead.  This is despite such superstitious thinking being contrary to basic principles of science and rational thought. The current presentation will explore reasons why such phenomena are appealing, and provide research evidence to explain ‘spooky’ events from a psychological perspective.
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