November Trivia Contest

Really craving your own candy bar and some well-deserved recognition? Enter this month’s Trivia Contest using the electronic link below.

Faculty Trivia: Which faculty member helped to support herself through college by serving as the culinary artist (i.e., cook) for a fraternity house at an Ivy League school? 

HUD/PSYCH Trivia: Which lobe of the brain is believed to play the most significant role in judgment and decision-making? 

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HUD/PSYCH Trivia Results (September 2007)

Who are our most recent recipients of fame and fortune? Read on for September’s trivia answers and winners!

Question: What are the 5 elements that need to be in balance to promote positive “chi” according to Feng Shui philosophy?
Answer: We had six correct answers to this one, but Laura Schultz was the lucky student who got it right and had her name drawn.  Nice job, Laura, for knowing that fire, wood, earth, water and metal need to be in balance to promote positive “chi.”  And here we thought it was extroversion, neuroticism, conscientiousness, agreeableness, and openness.  I guess that’s something different.

Faculty Trivia Results (September 2007)

Question: Which faculty member has been driving his/her colleagues “pipistrello-í” (translation: “batty”) by practicing newly-acquired skills in conversational Italian language?
Answer: Quite a few correct answers once again, but Christian Eversen is the lucky winner who knew that Dr. Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges has been practicing her conversational Italian lately.  How did Christian and so many others know that she was trying to learn Italian?  Well, it could be that she spoke it non-stop for several weeks.  Was it in preparation for a trip to Italy? Yes.  Did she bring us all back presents? No.  Are we bitter?  Si, absolutemente!

October Trivia Contest

Sick of all your friends getting their names in The Pink Flamingo and free candy bars?  Well it could be you.  All you need to do is submit a guess to the trivia questions below…and have that guess be correct…and have your name picked from a hat.

Faculty Trivia: Which faculty member, based on his or her performance at PHD Club’s Cold Stone Fundraiser, is clearly not lactose intolerant?

HUD/PSYCH Trivia: When a member of a group is worried about being judged according to a stereotype, this can negatively affect his or her performance.  What do social psychologists call this phenomenon? 

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September Trivia Contest: Introducing On-Line Submissions

As some of you know, each issue has two trivia questions: Faculty Trivia and HUD/PSYCH Trivia.  Students can enter each of these contests for a chance at various prizes worth up to 100 cents.  This month, however, we introduce our brand new on-line trivia answer submission form.  That’s right, students no longer have to make the long walk up to the C-Wing of MAC Hall because Fame and Glory is literally one click away (but if you want to make the long walk, please do, as we would love to see you).

  • Faculty Trivia: Which faculty member has been driving his/her colleagues “pipistrello-í” (translation: “batty”) by practicing newly-acquired skills in conversational Italian language?

  • HUD/PSYCH Trivia: What are the 5 elements that need to be in balance to promote positive “chi” according to Feng Shui philosophy?

To enter the trivia contest, just click the link provided and submit your answers.

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HUD/PSYCH Trivia (April 2007)

HUD/PSYCH Trivia: In honor of the interdisciplinary nature of Human Development, we bring you the following question: What co-designer of the “developmental niche” model has a Ph.D. in Anthropology, a Master’s in Public Health, was an NIH post-doctoral fellow in psychology, is married to a psychologist, and has worked with cultures on every continent except South America?

Answer: Jenny Kuhn was able to correctly identify that Dr. Sara Harkness was the co-designer of the “developmental niche” model, had degrees in Anthropology and Public Health, and has worked on six of seven continents.  She and her husband, psychologist Charles M. Super, demonstrate what can happen when people with training in multiple disciplines have to share a house together . . . especially when that house is a hut in the Kalahari bush or an unheated cottage in the Polish winter!  By arguing with one another, sharing perspectives with one another, and having to explain themselves to one another, Super and Harkness developed two of the most widely used theoretical constructs in cross-cultural human development: the developmental niche and the idea of parental ethno-theories.  If you are interested in using mixed methods to study the ways that children’s learning, self-regulation and arousal are culturally channeled through parenting beliefs and practices, Dr. Harkness is currently accepting students in her Center for Culture, Health and Human Development.  Check it out!

Faculty Trivia (April 2007)

Faculty Trivia: Which faculty member, while at Boys State (a camp for outstanding male high school students being held at North Dakota State University), had to drop down for 10 pushups because he didn’t see “eye-to-eye” with Phil Jackson (then just a player for NSU but now the famed head coach of the LA Lakers)?

Answer: Once again, Dr. L. Noppe was a popular guess… but wrong.  Jenny Kuhn earned a second candy bar by identifying the correct answer of Dr. Lorenz.  Of course, we are a little less impressed by this correct answer since she just entered guesses for all the male faculty members.  That’s right; Jenny managed to find a loophole in our system.  That loophole will be closed when we amend our constitution at the next Pink Flamingo Annual Convention, to be held in Reykjavik, Iceland.  In the meantime, nice work, Jenny, on your creative thinking and willingness to go the extra mile.  If you’re wondering why Dr. Lorenz and Phil Jackson couldn’t see “eye to eye”, I think it’s because Phil Jackson (6’8”) is approximately 10-inches taller than Dr. Lorenz.

HUD/PSYCH Trivia (March 2007)

HUD/PSYCH Trivia: Which famed psychologist built a crib for his daughter that was labeled by an October, 1945 issue of Ladies’ Home Journal as “Baby in a Box”?

Answer: Elizabeth Lybert knew that B.F. Skinner built his daughter a crib called the Baby Tender, labeled by Ladies’ Home Journal as “Baby in a Box” when they published his article describing it.  Just to do a little myth-busting on this, while there are many rumors about his raising his daughter, Deborah, in a “Skinner-box” (some even going so far as to say that she became psychotic and committed suicide as an adult because of her troubled childhood), Deborah is very much alive, has denounced the rumors, and says that she had a very normal childhood.  However, if you read the LHJ article, you’ll find that his parenting approach was a bit different from what most developmentalists advocate.


Faculty Trivia (March 2007)

Faculty Trivia: Which faculty member owns a James Bond T-shirt that he admits is a little too small for him, but says he still wears it around the house on some weekends? (Hint: This same person also anxiously awaits the March 13th DVD release of the critically acclaimed Casino Royale starring Daniel Craig and Eva Green. Has he seen it before? Yes. Will he watch it again? Yes, many, many times!)

Answer: Knight…Eric Knight was able to correctly identify that Dr. Ryan Martin owns what he describes as “a really cool but slightly too small” James Bond T-shirt.  Dr. Martin asked that we make sure to note that his appreciation/obsession with James Bond is in no way weird or unusual but merely reflects the fact that, if not working here at UWGB, he would most likely be working as an agent for the British Secret Service.  For the record, we at The Pink Flamingo still think it’s weird.

HUD/PSYCH Trivia (February 2007)

HUD/PSYCH Trivia: Ivan Petrovich Pavlov is often discussed in Human Development and Psychology classes. However, his degree is not in Human Development or Psychology. In what field and from which institution did Ivan Pavlov earn his degree?

Answer: Nick Westphal was able to correctly identify that Ivan Petrovich Pavlov was a physician who earned a degree in the natural sciences from St. Petersburg University.  In fact, he won the Nobel Prize for his work on digestion in 1904, well before he inadvertently discovered “conditioned reflexes.”  To be clear, this last sentence was referring to Pavlov and not Nick.  Nick hasn’t yet won the Nobel Prize. He did win a candy bar, though. Good work, Nick!

Faculty Trivia (February 2007)

Faculty Trivia: Which faculty member was the star of his or her 4th grade basketball team and scored 23 points in a game against arch-rival Otwell, Indiana?

Answer: Although Dr. L. Noppe was a good guess (he is 6’2” after all), Kristen Kratcha (yeah, Kristen!) was able to figure out that the faculty member who scored 23 points for her 4th grade basketball team was none other than Dr. Vespia! Known then by her elementary school nickname (“Too-Tall Vespia”), she wishes to assure readers that her success had nothing to do with coordination or athletic skill. She was simply a 5 foot, 5 inch 4th grader who could shoot lay-ups over the heads of her peers (who were about a half-foot shorter). She played competitive basketball into her high school years, and she remains an avid fan of the college game (You should expect her to be a bit distracted – yes, even more than usual – throughout March Madness.).