Media Releases

Valentine’s Day

January 31, 2013

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

Psychology of reading and writing fiction
Keith Oatley
Professor Emeritus
Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development
Home: 416-961-7969

History of marriage
History of mistresses
Elizabeth Abbott
Research Associate
Trinity College
St. George
Other languages: French

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

Sex addiction
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.

Literary translation
Modern and contemporary poetry
Scandinavian poetry (Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish) 

Roger Greenwald
Senior Fellow
St.George Campus
Innis College
Faculty of Arts and Science
Office: 416-523-7737
Languages: Norwegian

Dieting, eating
Chocolate cravings
Janet Polivy
Department of Psychology
Department of Psychiatry
Office: 905-828-3959
*NOTE: Best to email.

Decisions about romantic relationships

Samantha Joel
PhD student
St.George Campus
Department of Psychology
Office: Not Available

New Media
Romantic relationships

Amy Muise
Post-doctoral Fellow
U of T Mississauga Campus
Department of Psychology
Office: Not available
Mobile: 905-630-5724

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.


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