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

If you are interested in speaking with the experts below, please feel free to reach out to them directly. If you require other assistance, please email Steven Reid, Media Relations Officer, at steven.reid3@carleton.ca.

For other experts, please visit the Carleton Experts Database: https://experts.carleton.ca/ 

Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich
Professor, Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University 

Email: rebecca.bromwich@carleton.ca

Jaremko Bromwich is available to talk about the potentially least fun parts of relationships: family law, divorce, prenuptial agreements, and co-parenting relationships.

She was the manager of diversity and inclusion at Gowling WLG Law and Legal Firm’s Canadian and Russian offices. Prior to taking that position, she served as program director for the Graduate Diploma in Conflict Resolution program at Carleton University.

For more on Jaremko Bromwich, visit: https://experts.carleton.ca/rebecca-jaremko-bromwich 

Jim Davies
Professor, Department of Cognitive Science at Carleton University 

Email: jim.davies@carleton.ca 

Davies is available to discuss different kinds of love and the psychology and neurochemicals involved. He has written articles explaining the science behind the feeling of love.

You can find a video of Davies speaking on this topic here: https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1625521328710197248/pu/vid/720×1280/ARlimwVgqSobW5Yf.mp4

As director of the Science of Imagination Laboratory at Carleton University, 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 co-host of the award-winning Minding the Brain podcast.

For more on Davies, visit: https://experts.carleton.ca/jim-davies 

Chris Davis
Professor, Department of Psychology at Carleton University 

Email: chris.davis@carleton.ca

Davis investigates the effects that secrecy has on personal and relationship well-being. People often keep secrets about embarrassing experiences, stigmatized aspects of their identity, or moral lapses – things about themselves that they believe their partners will disapprove of. But in addition to taxing one’s mental resources, keeping secrets can lead one to feel inauthentic and insecure in one’s relationships.

For more on Davis, visit: https://carleton.ca/psychology/people/chris-davis/ 

Philippe-Antoine Hoyeck
Instructor, Department of Philosophy at Carleton University

Email: philippeantoin.hoyeck@carleton.ca 

Hoyeck teaches the course “Philosophy of Love and Sex” at Carleton University. He can discuss subjects such as:

  • The nature of love:
    People say all kinds of contradictory things about love. Is the best love unconditional? Is it forever? Do opposites attract? Is love blind?  
  • Love in the history of philosophy:
    What can the ancient philosophers teach us about love? How can they help us make sense of the concept of love? 
  • Love in the media:
    Hoyeck can discuss examples of relationships from well-known TV shows and films to illustrate some of the questions raised by the concept of love.

For more on Hoyeck, visit: https://carleton.ca/philosophy/people/philippe-antoine-hoyeck/ 

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