Feb. 14 is Valentine’s Day and Carleton experts are available to talk about a range of topics related to love and relationships.

Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich
Professor, Law and Legal Studies

Email: rebecca.bromwich@carleton.ca

Bromwich is available to talk about family law, divorce and co-parenting relationships.

She is the manager, Diversity and Inclusion, at the Gowling WLG for their offices in Canada and Russia.  Prior to taking that position, she served as program director for the Graduate Diploma in Conflict Resolution program at Carleton.

Bromwich has been an Ontario lawyer since 2003. She worked in private practice from 2003 to 2009, starting at a large firm, doing a wide range of litigation work. She also worked for six years as staff lawyer, Law Reform and Equality, at the Canadian Bar Association, then as a policy counsel with the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. Subsequently, Bromwich did criminal prosecution work as a per diem Crown attorney with the Ministry of the Attorney General in Ottawa.

Jim Davies
Professor, Cognitive Science

Email: jim.davies@carleton.ca

Davies is available to discuss different kinds of love and the neurochemicals involved. He recently wrote a blog post explaining the science behind the feeling of love.

As director of the Science of Imagination Laboratory, Davies explores computational modelling and artificial intelligence applied to human visual imagination. His work has shown how people use visual thinking to solve problems and how they visualize imagined situations and worlds. He is a frequent contributor to Nautilus magazine and is author of Riveted: The Science of How Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe. He is co-host of the award-winning Minding the Brain podcast.

Cheryl Harasymchuk
Professor, Psychology

Email: Cheryl.Harasymchuk@carleton.ca

Harasymchuk is available to speak to journalists about relationship topics, including maintaining passion in long-term relationships and shared leisure in intimate relationships (e.g., date nights).

Her research explores how people maintain happy relationships (e.g., dating, marital, friendship) and the associated challenges. One line of Harasymchuk’s research focuses on relational boredom, how people come to be bored in their relationships, the effects that boredom has on the relationship and how people cope. Her second line of research centres on the engagement of novel couple activities and people’s expectations for excitement in relationships. Additionally, she has research related to different types of love, including compassionate love, as well as friendship maintenance.

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