Professor Geoff MacDonald, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
University of Toronto
Geoff MacDonald is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Waterloo. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. and a senior lecturer at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia before returning home to Canada 9 years ago to take up his present position at the University of Toronto.
Dr. MacDonald’s research has focused on the importance of social belonging including work examining the overlap of social and physical pain as well as the importance of security in romantic relationships. His research has been published in a number of leading academic journals including Psychological Bulletin, Psychological Science, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and he is also the co-editor a book titled Social Pain: Neuropsychological and Health Implications of Social Exclusion. He is currently the lead editor of the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.