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  • While earning her doctorate at Columbia, she taught at Hunter College in New York.
  • In 1955, won The $64,000 Question game show in the category of boxing, and later triumphed on The $64,000 Challenge.
  • Appeared before the grand jury investigating quiz-show rigging in the late 1950s.
  • Her syndicated column at one time appeared in more than 300 newspapers.
  • Among her TV series were The Dr. Joyce Brothers Show, Ask Dr. Brothers, Consult Dr. Brothers and Living Easy With Dr. Joyce Brothers.
  • Considered herself "the founding mother [of] media psychology."
  • Wrote 10 books on the subject of psychology.
  • Often appeared as herself in TV series and films.
  • Was a guest on The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson more than 90 times.


  • Estelle Bauer — Mother
  • Lisa Brothers Arbisser — Daughter
  • Elaine Bauer Goldsmith — Sister
  • Milton Brothers — Husband (deceased)
  • Morris K. Bauer — Father


  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States (BS in Home Economics and Psychology, 1947); Columbia University, New York, New York, United States (MA in Psychology, 1950; PhD in Psychology, 1953)

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  • Birth Name: Joyce Diane Bauer
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Died: May 13, 2013
  • Profession: Psychologist, Writer

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