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!