Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology


Center for the History of Psychology

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

The Center houses a museum of psychology as well as the Archives of the History of American Psychology and provides a variety of educational programs for the public.

Interested in our collections? Search and view them online.

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News about the Center

Dr. Philip Zimbardo to visit UA campus

Note: Registration is now closed.

In celebration of our 50th anniversary, we invite you to a special event featuring renowned psychologist Dr. Philip Zimbardo, for a presentation titled, "My Journey from Evil to Heroism," on Monday, October 5th, 7pm at The University of Akron Quaker Station. A book signing will take place after the talk; books will be available for purchase on site.

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CCHP under Construction

The CCHP is expanding to the 2nd floor! Construction continues through Summer 2016. The museum is open until further notice. Research appointments are closed. Please contact the reference department at with questions.

The parking lot adjacent to the building is closed. Designated visitor parking is available in Lot 30 (250 E. Market Street - at the corner of Market and College streets). Additional metered parking is available across from the CCHP on S. College Street. Check back for updates as construction progresses.