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Psychology students tour the Cummings Center

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Posted on Sunday, May 7, 2023

Two Westminster College psychology students visited the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology at the University of Akron in April.

Kendra Granchi and Ashlyn Brown, accompanied by Dr. Loreen Huffman, lecturer of psychology, explored various interactive exhibits on memory, intelligence, and personality. They had the opportunity to see artifacts from the 1971 two-week Stanford prison experiment and the simulated shock generator from Stanley Milgram’s obedience studies. Milgram was a social psychologist, best known for his controversial experiments on obedience conducted in the 1960s.

Granchi, president of the Psychology Club at Westminster, is a junior with a double major in psychology and business administration. She is from Geneva, Ohio. Brown is a sophomore psychology major from Downington, Pa. She serves as treasurer of the Psychology Club.

The trip was sponsored by Westminster’s Psychology Club.

The Cummings Center collects, preserves, provides access to and interprets the historical record of psychology and related human sciences. It houses the Archives of the History of American Psychology, the National Museum of Psychology and the Institute for Human Science and Culture.  

For more information about the trip, please contact Dr. Huffman at

Above, Kendra Granchi looks at a model of the shocking device used in the Milgram obedience studies. Below, Ashlyn Brown at an exhibit on the history of psychological treatments.