Psychology Grad Students Win Intercollegiate Contest

Oct. 23, 2001

by Judy Long

Baylor University's team of three students in the doctor of psychology program won first place in the inaugural Psych Bowl competition held at the annual convention of the Texas Psychological Association Oct. 5 in Austin. TPA sponsored the collegiate contest to strengthen ties with universities throughout the state.

Teal Kozel of Mukwonago, Wis., Mandy Menzer of Greenville, S.C., and Sara Buckley of Lafayette, La., comprised the team that competed in the game show-style psychology trivia contest. The team triumphed over graduate students from the University of Houston, University of North Texas, Texas Tech and Southwest Texas State University.

Contestants were asked questions about psychology history, testing procedure, and movie and media trivia. The first question posed to the teams was "What is the name of Sigmund Freud's wife?" according to Menzer.

"No one was able to answer that question. Everyone knew that Freud's daughter was Anna, but no one had ever heard his wife's name. It's Martha," she said.

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