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Valentine’s Day Experts

February 2, 2011

The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment on a variety of issues relating to Valentine’s Day.

Romantic love

Keith Oatley
Professor Emeritus
Department of Human Development & Applied Psychology
Home: 416-961-7969

Interpersonal Relationships
Geoff MacDonald
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Office: 416-978-3840
Cell: 416-509-8225

Relationship stress, problems, treatment
Healthy couple relationships (marriage)
Gay relationships
Sustaining intimacy and romantic relationships

Dr. Douglas Saunders
Assistant Professor
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
St. George
Office: 416-597-2614, ext. 2

History of marriage
History of mistresses

Elizabeth Abbott
Research Associate
Trinity College
St. George
Other languages: French

Family, couple therapy
Dr. Blake Woodside
Department of Psychiatry
St. George
Office: 416-340-4445
Other languages: French
Note: Best to email

Sex addiction
Dr. James Cantor
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Temerty Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Office: 416-535-8501, ext. 4078
Cell: 416-831-4541

Popular romance literature (Harlequin romances)
Angela Miles
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
University of Toronto
St. George
Office: 416-978-0809
Note: please call only between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m.

English poetry
Valentine’s poems
Ian Lancashire
Department of English
New College
Centre for Medieval Studies
St. George
Office: 416-978-8279
Home: 416-231-2659

Modern and contemporary poetry
Roger Greenwald
Senior Fellow
Innis College
Home: 416-532-7737

Choosing romantic music
Response of the body and brain to music

Lee Bartel
Faculty of Music
Home: 416-489-2822
Cell: 416-524-2822

Anxiety disorders
Seasonal affective disorder
Mark Berber
Department of Psychiatry
Office: 905-472-5733
Cell: 416-801-0991

Food Culture
Shyon Baumann
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
Centre for the Study of the United States
Office: 416-946-5900
Home: 416-530-1680

Dieting, eating
Chocolate cravings

Janet Polivy
Department of Psychology
Department of Psychiatry
Office: 905-828-3959
Note: Best to email

Marketing and the commodification of Valentine’s Day
Andrij Myroslaw Brygidyr
Affiliate Professor and Lecturer
Rotman School of Management
St. George
Office: 416-503-3343, ext. 102
Home/Cell: 416-930-3944
Other languages: Ukrainian
Note: Best to email

Marketing, advertising, branding
David Dunne
Adjunct Profesor
Rotman School of Management
St. George
Office: 416-978-8643
Cell: 416-666-0687

Popular Culture
Garry Martin Leonard
Department of English
Literature and Film Studies
Office: 416-287-7141
Home: 416-466-6962 (Please call only on weekends)
Note: Best to email

Blood diamonds and the ethics of diamond production
Diamond mining, exploration and processing
William Frederick Bawden
Division of Mineral Engineering
Office: 416-978-4571
Cell: 416-294-1427

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