Psychology Quiz Bowl Team

Each year, the South Carolina Psychological Association invites psychology students from colleges and universities throughout the state to its annual Academic Day in Columbia. The day-long event includes:

  • A panel discussion of career and graduate school opportunities in psychology
  • A presentation of cutting edge research by an academic psychologist
  • The Academic Day Quiz Bowl.

Psychology Quiz Bowl at a Glance

During the quiz Bowl, teams are asked 35 questions from seven categories to test their knowledge in different areas of psychology. The categories include:

  • Learning and memory
  • Developmental
  • Abnormal
  • Research methods & statistics
  • Physiological
  • Social
  • Personality

After a particular topic has been chosen by the moderator, team members select the players that will compete in that category. While a team can have as many quiz bowl players as they want, no more than five (5) can take part in answering a specific set of questions.

Cash prizes are awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams.

Quiz Bowl Team2015 Quiz Bowl Team. Pictured front row from left: Allie Moore, of Greenwood; Sarah Biggers, of Clover; Rebekah Holbert, of Laurens; Meredith Bunch, of Greenwood. Back row from left: Michael Kirkland, of Greenville; and Kerri Nickels of Hodges.

Past Results

Year Team Members Finish
2017  Kathryn Spence, Christina Franklin, Nikki Holbrook, Dallas Thompson, Zoe Johnson, Tiffany Gray, Mel Bussard, Blakely Abercrombie, Meshelle Wright
4th place
2016 Nikki Holbrook, Dallas Thompson, Ari West, Clay Bryant, Zoe Johnson, Tiffany Gray, Allie Moore, Meshelle Wright
3rd place
2015 Allie Moore, Sarah Biggers, Rebekah Holbert, Meredith Bunch, Michael Kirkland, and Kerri Nickels 2nd Place
2014 Tracey Aldrich, Lindsay Garner, Ashley Hudson, Chelsea Muckelvaney, Devin Reed, Brittany Smalls, Mariah Waller, and Zach Wilson 1st Place
2013 Unknown n/a
2012 Jean Coen, Jessica Simms, Josh Watt, Megan Sloan, and Jordan Coates 3rd Place
2011 Unknown n/a
2010 Lynn Gable, Jasmine Williams, Lacretia Branch, Katelen Osborne, Whitney Ackerman, David DeCarlo, Rachel Heatherly, and Nikki Tumblin 5th Place
2009 Zach Bargeloh, Tyler Brown, Brittany Cheek, Catie Crowe, Brittaney Hughes, Jeremy McMahan, and Ashton Ready 3rd Place