Archive for August, 2011

-Contributed by Cathy Faye

Original head of wire surrogate monkey from Harlow’s studies on love and attachment

The CHP staff just returned from a successful trip to the annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA). For us, one of the best parts of the APA conference is that it gives us a chance to share fabulous objects from our collections. This year’s display item at our exhibit booth was an original piece of apparatus from Harry Harlow’s experiments on love and attachment. We were happy to see so many faces (old and new) stopping by to see the exhibit and learn more about the Center.  We look forward to digging up a new treasure for you next year!

On Saturday morning, the Center’s Executive Director Dr. David Baker, who is currently serving as the president of APA’s Division 26 (History of Psychology), gave the annual presidential address. His address focused on the use of primary sources in the history of psychology and access to such sources at the CHP. Resources highlighted included the digitization of our grey literature, electronic availability of our finding aids through the OhioLINK Finding Aid Repository, and the launch of the APA PsycTests Database that will include digital copies of thousands of tests from our test collection.

Last but not least, the annual APA meeting gave us a chance to get back in touch with our friends, patrons, donors, and long-time supporters. We were happy to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Center and to honor some of those who made the Center a reality. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

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