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University of Akron debuts the country’s first Museum of Psychology

What does it mean to be human?

AKRON, Ohio -- After five years in the making, the University of Akron is opening a first-of-its-kind experience this week.

Welcome to the Museum of Psychology. It’s the only museum dedicated to psychology in the entire country.

“Highlights from the museum include Albert Bandura's Bobo doll, a Nobel Prize and simulated shock generator from Stanley Milgram’s obedience studies, and Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment,” according to the museum’s site. “From home movies of Sigmund Freud to so many more objects that tell the history of psychology, visitors will attempt to beat Babe Ruth’s reaction time, and explore the limits of their short-term memory at the hands-on National Museum of Psychology.”

The museum is divided into three sections: Profession, science and social change.

UA will host the museum's grand opening on Wednesday, June 27 from 4-7 p.m.

“Featuring both temporary and permanent exhibits, the museum aims to bring the history of psychology to life by providing visitors with an opportunity to explore what it means to be human.”

The museum is open as follows:

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays: 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.
  • Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for children ages 12 and under.
  • Admission is free for University of Akron students / faculty and members of the military.

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