Understanding Ourselves, Understanding Each Other: Psychology’s Search–A Traveling Exhibition

June 1st, 1986 - August 31st, 1993 | PROJECT

The American Psychological Association, in cooperation with the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), will develop a series of exhibits on psychology using a discovery room/science laboratory approach. The exhibition will, for the first time, offer museum visitors a first hand opportunity to explore the tools, methods, and concepts of psychology in such areas as thinking and feeling, dreaming and sleeping, perceiving and communicating. The exhibition will travel to eight museums over 30 months through the ASTC traveling exhibition service and will reach over a million visitors. A wide selection of additional materials and resources such as films, seminars, lectures and workshops will be offered to the participating museums to extend the impact of the exhibition. Plans of the exhibits will be made available to other museums. NSF support represents less than 50% of the total cost of the project.

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Psychology Exhibition

Team Members

Caryl Marsh, Principal Investigator, American Psychological Association


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 8550582
Funding Amount: 584438


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Nature of science | Social science and psychology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs