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Center for the History of Psychology

In Association with the Smithsonian Institution


About the Center

Logo Image: Doctors Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology at the University of Akron

The Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology, located at The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, collects, preserves, provides access to, and interprets the historical record of psychology and related human sciences. Read more.

The Center houses the Archives of the History of American Psychology, the National Museum of Psychology and the Institute for Human Science and Culture

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Reopening Information

The National Museum of Psychology and Institute galleries have reopened to the public with limited hours (Tues 11am-4pm, Thurs 11am-8pm). For the safety of our guests, some exhibits will not be available at this time. During this time, all visitors will receive free admission to the museum and galleries. 
Click here to plan your visit and learn more about our health and safety precautions.

Psychology Film Club

The Cummings Center’s Psychology Film Club is returning for the Spring 2021 semester. This semester, we will be discussing Jordan Peele’s Academy Award-winning film Get Out (2017) and Robert Mullan’s Mad to Be Normal (2017). You can tune in to these live events on February 18th and April 22nd at 7:00pm ET. For more information and to view previous Film Club discussions, click here.

Location, hours and contact

73 South College Street, Akron, OH, 44325-4302

Museum and Institute Spring Hours: Tuesday: 11am-4pm, Thursday 11am-8pm

For more information on our health and safety precautions, click here.

Archives: By appointment

Museum Phone: 330-972-5457

Main Phone: 330-972-7285


Parking: Free parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the building. Visitors can also park in Lot 30 at the corner of College and Market streets. Metered parking is available along South College Street.




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