Human Relationships

Associate Professor
Expertise

Social perspective taking, social learning, social cognition, imitation, nonverbal behavior, confidence, communication, decision-making, impression formation, child development,¬†the study of children and adults’ social perspective taking abilities (i.e., their abilities to reason about other peoples’ mental states–their intentions, knowledge, and beliefs) and how their abilities to take another person’s perspective impacts how they form impressions of others, learn from others, communicate with others, and informs a range of socials. Of particular interest is a) how children make inferences about what is credible information to learn (e.g., how they decide whether someone is a credible source of information based on how confident that person seems) and b) how a widespread bias in perspective taking referred to as ‘the curse of knowledge bias’ (a difficulty reasoning about a more naive perspective as the result of being biased by one’s current knowledge) can impair communication (both written and in person) and decision-making across a range of fields (politics, law, education, economics, medicine, etc.)

phone: 6048223994
Professor of Philosophy
Expertise

Loneliness, Isolation, Belonging, Social human rights, Freedom of association
Civil disobedience, Conscience, Protest, Punishment,

6048270027
Associate Professor
Expertise

medical education, arts and humanities and learning, art-making and medical training, medical electives and Residency match success, CaRMS couples matching,

6048228245
Associate Professor
Expertise

German, Germany, Austria, Scandinavia, Sweden, Finland, literature, film, cinema, theory, cultural studies, gender, sexuality, social justice, teaching, East Germany

phone: 6048225118
Clinical Associate Professor
Expertise

Psychiatry, medication, meditation, vipassana, stages of insight, side effects of meditation, concentration practice, insight practice, mindfulness research, MBCT, MiCBT, MBSR, physician wellness, burnout, stress, well-being, neurobiology of mindfulness

phone: 6046753740
Professor
Expertise

Social and emotional learning, moral disengagement, social development, children’s peer relations (social skills training, bullying, aggression, victimization, self-esteem/self-concept), assessment of children’s learning/reading problems

phone: 6048226022
Associate Professor
Expertise

knowledge, epistemology, rape culture, consent, sexual assault, sexual harassment, presupposition, context-sensitive language

6048229637
Associate Professor
Expertise

Child care, parental leave, work-life balance, social policy, social care, social citizenship, responsibilities and rights, gender and politics, income assistance, child benefit package, social inclusion, neighbourhood effects on child development, Canadian federalism

phone: 6048275393
Program Director
Clinical Associate Professor
Expertise

Anesthesiology, pain medicine, pain interventions, autonomic nervous system, rehabilitation, opioids, pain training, point of care, ultrasound, community clinics, regional pain services, movement rehabilitation, yoga, nutrition, prevention, post surgical pain, post trauma pain, headaches, back pain, whiplash, abdominal, fibromyalgia, widespread pain, neuropathic pain, chronic disease, Royal College pain medicine subspecialty, practice based evidence, injury prevention, post surgical care, non opioid pain services, myofacial release, IMS

6045669101
Associate Professor
School of Social Work
Expertise

Adolescence and parent-adolescent relationships

work phone: 6048225672
Clinical Assistant Professor
Expertise

Child and adolescent mental health, mood and anxiety disorders, family therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy for depression, mindful parenting, parenting, relationships, parental mental health, social determinants of health, school-based mental health, psychotherapy, emotion-focused therapies, physician wellness

6048752801
Professor
Expertise

Social psychology, cultural psychology, evolutionary psychology, religion, culture, human cooperation, human universals, thinking across cultures

phone: 6048275134
Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies
Expertise

Sexuality, gender relations, lesbian/gay/bisexual issues, transgender, burlesque and striptease, pornography, prostitution/sex work, families

phone: 6048223018
phone: 6048224389
Associate Professor
Expertise

Homelessness, child welfare, social service

phone: 2508078703
Associate Dean
Expertise

severe mental disorders, child and youth mental disorders, mental illness and violence, school and workplace shootings, terrorism, psychology of terrorism

moderate to severe mental disorders in youth and young adults, social and psychological factors of domestic and international terrorism, school and workplace mass shootings, violence and mental disorders

phone: 2508078740