Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Psychological Terms) for Thursday, October 15, 2020 (Season 37, Game 24):
Physician “Cannonball Mike” Friedman defined this behavioral type & admitted the term applied to himself
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|Kristin Hucek, an attorney from San Francisco, California
|Daniel Lee, an orthopedic surgeon from South Pasadena, California
|Kevin Walsh, a story analyst originally from Williamstown, New Jersey (5-day total: $111,301)
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Correct response: What is “Type A” behavior?
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“Type A” and “Type B” are contrasting behavioral types; “Type A” behaviors tend to be much more competitive, more organized, ambitious, and impatient. “Type B” is generally one who does not exhibit those traits. (At The Jeopardy! Fan, I first learned about these when a teammate at a quiz bowl tournament many years ago referred to me as a Type A.) The original studies were undertaken by cardiologists Meyer “Mike” Friedman and Ray Rosenman after their upholsterer noticed that only the edges of their waiting room seats had been worn out, and spoke of the link between behavior and heart disease. (The nickname “Cannonball Mike” was described in Friedman’s 2001 New York Times obituary.) Due to these supposed links, Friedman made a conscious effort to become more of a Type B. While many refer to “Type A” and “Type B” as “personalities”, Friedman resisted this, considering the traits to be learned and changed behavior. (However, many of called these links into question, as Friedman’s original study was funded by tobacco companies who were trying to downplay the links between tobacco consumption and heart disease.)
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Kevin $2,000 – $0 = $2,000 (What is obsessive-compulsive?)
Kristin $11,400 – $8,700 = $2,700 (What risk-taker) (1-day total: $2,700)
Daniel $12,000 – $10,801 = $1,199 (What is Borderline pers)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) A PAIR OF PENCE $1000 (clue #20)
Kevin 2800 -1000 (Daniel 200 Kristin 3000)
2) WORLD HISTORY $1600 (clue #20)
Kristin 13000 -2000 (Kevin 1200 Daniel 8400)
3) AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTS $800 (clue #28)
Daniel 8000 +4000 (Kevin 2000 Kristin 11400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -1
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTS $1600 $2000
Total Left On Board: $3,600
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 50 (2.08 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Kristin $13,400 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 34.55% in first on buzzer (19/55), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Kevin $3,000 Coryat, 14 correct, 5 incorrect, 30.91% in first on buzzer (17/55), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Daniel $8,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 25.45% in first on buzzer (14/55), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $25,200
Lach Trash: $13,000 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,200
Kevin Walsh, career statistics:
134 correct, 18 incorrect
5/8 on rebound attempts (on 24 rebound opportunities)
39.82% in first on buzzer (133/334)
4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,600)
3/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,700
Daniel Lee, career statistics:
13 correct, 4 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
25.45% in first on buzzer (14/55)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,800
Kristin Hucek, career statistics:
18 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
34.55% in first on buzzer (19/55)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,400
Kristin Hucek, to win:
2 games: 38.013%
Avg. streak: 1.613 games.
- It was 100% unneccessary for Alex and the judges to ask Daniel to shorten his response on ON THE BILLBOARD CHARTS IN 2020 $1000 from “I’m a Savage” to “Savage” on the Megan Thee Stallion #1 hit. The show’s rules for years on this subject has been that if a response contains a correct lyric and the song title, it is to be immediately ruled correct. If this is another Mike Richards rule change, then I am 100% against it.
- While Daniel was risking the game being locked on an incorrect response, he was absolutely correct to bet for the lead in Final Jeopardy. The lead going into Final is the best place to be. Additionally, it was an $800 clue.
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