As the holiday season approaches, Carleton experts are available to discuss related topics.

Marina Milyavskaya
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Phone:  613-520-2600 ext. 7490

Milyavskaya’s research examines why people are successful in the pursuit of certain goals, but not others. Her work looks at the factors that promote successful goal pursuit and attainment, as well as self-regulatory mechanisms. Her other research interests include autonomy support, health behaviours, attachment and well-being across a person’s lifespan.

Milyavskaya is available to discuss setting goals and New Year’s resolutions, as well as healthy eating during the holidays.

Jim Davies
Professor, Institute of Cognitive Science and School of Computer Science

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 1109

As the Director of the Science of Imagination Laboratory, Davies explores computational modelling and artificial intelligence applied to human visual imagination. His work has shown how people use visual thinking to solve problems and how they visualize imagined situations and worlds. He is a frequent contributor to Nautilus magazine and is author of Riveted: The Science of How Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe. He is a co-host of the Minding the Brain podcast.

Davies can discuss the psychology of Santa Claus for the children who believe, and eventually disbelieve, in him. He is also available to talk about goal setting and New Year’s resolutions.

Zeba Crook
Professor, College of the Humanities

Phone:  613-520-2600, ext. 2276

Crook has expertise in the areas of Christian origins; historical Jesus; social-scientific interpretation of early Christian writings, and representations of Jesus in modern fiction.

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