Monday, November 11, 2013

History and Systems Class Takes Trip to the Psychology "Archives"

Drs. Alinde Moore and Diane Bonfiglio, along with four students from the PSYC 408 (History and Systems of Psychology) class, took a recent trip to the Center for the History of Psychology at the University of Akron.  Accompanying the faculty members were Shanna Valenti, Jacob Cook, Katlyn Grayson, and Bethanee Burden, who were spent the afternoon of November 8th examining all of the different displays at the archives.  In the pictures below, students can be seen with the the mock jail cell from the Zimbardo Prison experiment and the infamous 'shock generator' from the Stanley Milgram Obedience to Authority experiments of the 1960s.  All in all, Dr. Moore reports that the group had a great time and were able to relate these historical materials with content they have learned in their psychology courses.  For those students who will take PSYC 408 in the future, this trip to the Archives is an annual event.