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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