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December 13, 2005

Source: McGill University:
http://www.mcgill.ca/newswire/?ItemID=17780

McGill University holiday story sources

Source: University Relations Office (URO) [newswire]
December 13, 2005

HOLIDAY FAMILY STRESS:

Coping with family interaction visiting relatives, gatherings, divorce/visitation when pre-existing issues may be exacerbated by stress. Post-holiday letdown/stress.

Dr. Michael Spevack
Director, Cognitive Behavior Therapy Clinic at the Queen Elizabeth Health Complex
514-485-7772 ext. 811
450-224-4363 (after December 22)
STRESS AND ALCOHOLISM:

Connection between biological responses to stress and alcoholism at the most stressful, and socially active, time of the year.

Co-author of Nov. 2005 McGill study on stress and alcoholism:

Christina Gianoulakis, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry
514-761-6131 ext. 5929
email

Maurice Dongier, MD
Professor Emeritus
Dept. of Psychiatry
514-761-6131 ext. 3419
email
GRIEVING DURING THE HOLIDAYS:

How to deal with the loss of a loved one despite constant reminders of holidays past.

Estelle Hopmeyer
Director, McGill Centre for Loss and Bereavement
514-398-7067
email
HOLIDAY DEPRESSION/SUICIDE RATES:

The phenomenon of "holiday blues" brought on by stress, fatigue, unrealistic expectations, commercialization and financial concerns.

McGill Group for Suicide Studies at the Douglas Hospital:

Dr. Johanne Renaud
514-761-6131 ext. 3301
CONSUMER/SHOPPING:

Marketing and the psychology of shopping: What influences consumer behaviour? The impact of Internet shopping.

Prof. Ulf Bockenholt
Desautels Faculty of Management
514-398-4039
email

Prof. Demetrios Vakratsas
Desautels Faculty of Management
514-398-2052
email
OVERSPENDING:

How students on an already limited budget can avoid overspending during the holidays.

Graham McWaters and Winthrop Sheldon
McGill grads and co-authors, The Canadian Student Financial Survival Guide
Graham McWaters: email
HOLIDAY WEIGHT GAIN:

How individuals make food-related judgments, compensatory behaviour, whether post-holiday crash diets work.

Prof. Baerbel Agnes Knaeuper
Dept. of Psychology
Recent study: "Efficacy of Self-Dieting Rules"
514-398-8186
email

The role of comfort foods in alleviating negative emotions; which ones men choose, which ones women choose and why.

Prof. Laurette Dube
Desautels Faculty of Management
Recent study: "Affect Asymmetry and Comfort Food Consumption"
email
FOOD SAFETY/POLICY

"What are we Eating? Towards a Canadian Food Policy" will be the theme of the next McGill Institute for the Study of Canada annual conference, February 15-17, 2006.

Cynthia Lee
University Relations
514-398-6754
email
SPIRITUALITY:

The spiritual meaning of the holiday season beneath the commercialism.

Professor Jim Kanaris
Faculty of Religious Studies
514-398-2908
email
NEW RELEASES BY AND ABOUT MCGILL PROFESSORS:

Urdu for Children, the Complete Collection by Sajida Alvi, professor, McGill Institute of Islamic Studies. McGill-Queen's University Press
Source:
Lisa Van Dusen
Associate Director
McGill University Relations Office
514-398-6752


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