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

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.