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CCHP Fall Virtual Exhibit Series

Join us through Fall 2020 as the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology launches our Fall Virtual Exhibit Series. We'll be releasing four unique new exhibitions through Smithsonian Learning Lab. #ExplorePsychology with original documents, photos, and videos from the history of the field. View the full schedule below, and stay tuned for more information on related events and programming connected to the exhibits.


Image of famous figures in LGBTQ historyA Clockwork Lavender: Sexology, Psychology, and the LGBTQ+ Community

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.

Panel Discussion: Current Topics in LGBTQ+ Psychology and Mental Health


Cover pages of the Belmont Report and National Research ActBefore Belmont: Ethics in Experimental Psychology

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.

Psychology Film Club: The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015): Thursday, October 29th, 7:00pm ET


Making History in Akron: The Archives of the History of American Psychology

Exhibit Launch: Friday, November 13th, 12:00pm ET


Exploring Heredity: Race, Eugenics, and the History of Intelligence Testing

Exhibit Launch: Friday, December 4th, 12:00pm ET

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Smithsonian Learning Lab is a collaborative platform for discovery, creation, and sharing. Guided by a desire to create authentic, meaningful, and personalized learning experiences, the Learning Lab blends trusted resources and contemporary media for learners of all ages to:

  • make discoveries across disciplines
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Smithsonian Learning Lab invites users to explore and customize a vast selection of digital resources and collections. The CCHP is proud to contribute to this selection of materials through a new series of digital exhibitions.