What baseball player was tested by two Columbia psychology graduate students and deemed to be operating at 90% efficiency versus 60% for normal people?
What Columbia Ph.D won the $64,000 Question and went on to have a nationally syndicated column?
Dr. Joyce Brothers (aka Joyce Bauer)
What faculty member was dismissed by Columbia for not supporting the draft (in WW1)?
James McKeen Catell
What did he do with the proceeds he received from his lawsuit over his dismissal?
Catell established The Psychological Corporation, which became a major psychological assessment company.
Which three faculty members were involved with Psychological Corporation?
Catell, Thorndike and Woodworth
Which of the following famous social psychologists did not receive his Ph.D. from Columbia?
a. Solomon Asch
b. Muzafer Sheriff
c. Theodore Newcombe
d. Kenneth Clark
All of them received their degree from Columbia. Asch, Sherif, and Newcombe all studied under Gardner Murphy.
Which three Columbia psychology Ph.D.'s contributed to the 1954 Supreme Court school desegregation decision, Brown v. Board of Education?
A. Kenneth Clark (Ph.D. 1940) served as an expert witness for the defense. Clark testified that he had performed innovative psychological tests utilizing dolls to identify harms inflicted on the plaintiff children due to segregation.
B. Otto Klineberg (Ph.D. 1927), as well as faculty member was one of the 32 signatories of the Social Scientists Statement, cited in Chief Justice Warren's decision, that declared segregated schools intrinsically unequal.
C. Henry E. Garett (Ph.D. 1941), as well as faculty member) testified in Davis v. County School Board (which later became part of Brown v. Board of Education) in support of the Seperate but Equal doctrine.
What faculty member wrote a single grant that managed to last him for 15 years?
Who came to Columbia as a postdoc to work with Schachter and to study the social contagion of yawning?
Which two faculty members were once mentor and mentee?
Bob Krauss and Tory Higgins
What faculty member is in the Academy of Science along with their mother?
Walter Mischel recently spent four years as the editor of Psychological Review. What Columbia professor spent even more time as editor?
James Catell was the first editor of Psychological Review and spent 30 years in that role.