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Dr Martin Graff known as Dr Martin Graff


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B.A. M.Phil. Ph.D. CPsychol. AFBPsS.


Reader and Head of Research in Psychology



Graff, M. G. (2009) ‘Can Cognitive Style predict how Individuals use Web-based Learning Environments?’ In Mourlas, C., Tsianos, N. and Germanakos P (eds) Cognitive and Emotional Processes in Web-based Education: Integrating Human Factors and Personalization, 46-57. IGI Global, Hershey, PA.

Graff, M. G. (2000) ‘The intermediate style position’ In Riding, R. J. and Rayner, S. G. (eds) International Perspectives on Individual Differences 1 65-78. Ablex Stanford, CT.


Graff, M. G. Howard, J. L. & Evans, C. (Eds) (2008) ‘Cognitive Learning Style’ The Psychology of Education Review. British Psychological Society, 32, (1).

Evans, C. & Graff, M. G. (Eds) (2008) ‘Exploring style: enhancing the capacity to learn?’

Education and Training, Emerald, 50 (2).

Graff, M. G. & Howard, J. L. (Eds) (2005) ‘Individual differences in e-learning provision’ The Psychology of Education Review. British Psychological Society, 29, (1).


Lebens, M., Mayer, P. & Graff, M., G. (under review) ‘The impact of phonological working memory on the development of mathematical ability in schoolchildren’ Submitted to: Educational Psychology

Chasouris, A., Mayer, P., Stuart-Hamilton, I., Graff, M.G. & Workman, L. (under review) Evidence of abnormalities of visuo-spatial lateralization in children with Williams syndrome. Submitted to: Laterality

Lebens, M., Graff, M., G. Mayer, P. (2011) ‘The affective dimensions of mathematical difficulties in schoolchildren’ Educational Research International. 20, 1-13.
Lebens, M., Graff, M., G. Mayer, P. (2009) ‘Access, attitudes and the digital divide: children’s attitudes towards computers in a technology – rich environment’ Educational Media International. 46 (3), 255-266
Graff, M. G., Mayer, P., Lebens, M. (2008) ‘Evaluation of a web – based intelligent tutoring system for German lower secondary schools’ Education and Information technologies, 13 (3), 221 – 230.
Graff M. G. (2006) “The Importance of Online Community in Student Academic Performance” The Journal of e-Learning, 4 (2), 127-132.

Davies, J. & Graff, M.G. (2006) ‘The wholist-analytic cognitive style: A matter of reflection’ Personality and Individual Differences, 41 (6), 989-997.
Graff, M. G. (2006) ‘Constructing and maintaining an effective hypertext-based learning environment: Web-based learning and cognitive style’ Education and Training, 48 (2&3), 143-155.
Graff, M. G. (2005) ‘Information recall, concept mapping, hypertext usability and the analyst-intuitive dimension of cognitive style’ Educational Psychology, 25 (4), 409-422.
Graff, M. G. & Davies, J. (2005) ‘Cognitive style, approaches to e-learning and e-learning satisfaction’ Psychology of Education Review, 29 (1), 27-33.

Davies, J. & Graff, M. G. (2005) ‘Performance in e-learning: Online participation and student grades’ British Journal of Educational Technology, 36 (4), 657-663.

Graff, M. G. (2005) ‘Individual differences in hypertext browsing strategies’ Behaviour and Information Technology, 24 (2), 93-100.

Graff, M. G., Davies, J. & McNorton, M. (2004) ‘Cognitive style and cross-cultural differences in internet use and computer attitudes’ European Journal of Open and Distance Learning.

Brown, N. P. & Graff, M. G. (2004) ‘Student performance in business and accounting subjects as measured by assessment results: an exploration of the relevance of personality traits, identified using meta programmes’ International Journal of Management Education, 4 (1), 3-18.

Graff, M. G. (2003) ‘Assessing learning from hypertext: An individual differences perspective’ Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 14 (4), 425-438.

Graff, M. G. (2003) ‘Individual differences in sense of classroom community in a blended learning environment’ Educational Media, 28 (2&3), 37-144.

Graff, M. G. (2003) ‘Learning from we-based instructional systems and cognitive style’ British Journal of Educational Technology, 34 (4), 407-418.

Graff, M. G. (2003) ‘Cognitive style and attitudes towards using online learning and assessment methods’ Journal of E-learning, 1 (1), 21-28.

Graff, M. G..& Byrne, D. R. (2002) ‘The effectiveness of e-learning: cognitive style, navigation and disorientation in hypertext’ E-Business Review, 2, 91-94.

Smalley, N., Graff, M. G. & Saunders, D. (2001) ‘A revised computer attitude scale for secondary students’ Educational Child Psychology, 18 (3), 47-57.

Graff, M. G. & Elliot, S. (under review) ’Perceptions on online infidelity’ British Journal of Social Psychology.


Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Chartered Psychologist

Member of the British Psychological Society Undergraduate Education Committee, formerly
Graduate Qualifications Accreditation Committee


PhD external examiner at:

• University of Edinburgh
• University of Birmingham
• Bristol University
• University of Nottingham
• Trinity College Dublin
• University of Hull

External examiner (undergraduate)

• Aberystwyth University

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