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Editor’s talk: U.-D. Reips and G. Bacigalupe presented before Deusto’s post-docs

Upon invitation by Universidad de Deusto’s post-doc forum, U.-D. Reips and G. Bacigalupe presented on their editorial experience: “Publish or Perish? Better trying to publish first: Advice from the editorial surgical room for the savvy and naive in you”. Reips’ presentation slides are available as a PDF. Bacigalupe’s part is available from

New Experiment in collaboration with University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

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Prof. Dr. Tom Buchanan’s talk on “Psychology of the Online Dating Romance Scam” on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 12.00 – 13.30

Prof. Dr. Tom Buchanan (Westminster University, London, UK) will hold a talk on Psychology of the Online Dating Romance Scam”.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 12.00 – 13.30
Sala de Videoconferencia, ESIDE, Deusto University

Abstract: The online dating romance scam is a relatively new and under-reported international crime. It has serious financial and emotional consequences, which may have affected large numbers of people. Little is known about psychological characteristics that may put people at risk of victimization, or the effects of being targeted by scammers. This talk describes a project examining the psychological processes underlying online romance scams, possible risk factors, and psychological consequences for victims. Findings from two online studies will be reported, and implications for crime-prevention and victim protection will be discussed.

Univ. of Colorado Boulder award to U.-D. Reips

The University of Colorado Boulder awarded U.-D. Reips with the first FIRST award to the Psychology department, fostering international exchange. Honoring his award he received a glass sculpture of the CU Boulder Old Main Tower from department chair Lew Harvey upon speaking to a crowd of ca. 150 who had gathered for Reips’ colloquium.