Psychology museum explores what makes us human

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Psychology museum explores what makes us human

Oddities, insights from past to present
A 19th-century device used by psychologists is displayed at the National Museum of Psychology in Akron, Ohio. The skullcap was supposed to measure the bumps on a person’s head to determine mental traits.
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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PSYCHOLOGY: At the University of Akron, 73 S. College St., Akron, Ohio. Admission $10 for adults, $5 for students. www.uakron.edu/chp/museum.

Psychology museum explores what makes us human

A 19th-century device used by psychologists is displayed at the National Museum of Psychology in Akron, Ohio. The skullcap was supposed to measure the bumps on a person’s head to determine mental traits.

Psychology museum explores what makes us human

An early straitjacket is displayed at the National Museum of Psychology in Akron, Ohio. The National Museum of Psychology at the University of Akron features interactive exhibits, along with thousands of artifacts and documents. The museum was created by Dennis Barrie, who is co-creator of Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Psychology museum explores what makes us human

A cage for humans known as the Utica Crib is displayed at the National Museum of Psychology in Akron, Ohio. It was used in early asylums to restrain mental patients in their beds.
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