Learn more about key topics in the history of psychology through original documents, videos, and audio from the collections of the Archives of the History of American Psychology. Each exhibit also includes classroom teaching resources such as scavenger hunts and discussion activities for high school and college level students and educators.
Materials included in each exhibit, including films, audio, and archival documents are intended for educational use. These materials may not be reproduced.
What does creativity mean to you? This exhibit explores psychologists' attempts to define, measure, and test creativity throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, alongside creative works by notable psychologists.
Explore scientific understandings about sexual orientation and gender identity over the course of the 20th century through the researchers and activists whose work had a profound impact on the lives of countless LGBTQ+ individuals. From the criminalization and censorship of LGBTQ+ identity to the liberation movements of the 1970s, this exhibit inspects the relationship between science, activism, and social change.
In 1979, following a series of high-profile controversies, the Belmont Report provided ethical guidance for the study of human subjects in the United States. View these key ethical principles through the 20th century medical and psychological experiments that tested and redefined their boundaries.
Examine the history of intelligence testing in psychology, including its connections to World War I, United States immigration policy, and the eugenics movement. Learn more about this controversial history through original documents, films, and photographs