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For centuries, psychologists have tried to understand our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The new National Museum of Psychology at The Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology will explore what it means to be human and how we have studied the human experience over time.

Psychology piques our curiosity and the National Museum of Psychology will allow us to explore clues to the questions that live within us and the world around us.  

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What is the line between human and animal? Psychologists worked with Vikki, the chimpanzee,                                      to see if she could be taught human language.

With your help, we will open a newly renovated 6,000 square foot museum in the Spring of 2017. This museum will be the only one of its kind in the nation, dedicated to exploring psychology’s past, present, and future.

The museum space is nearly completed and the exhibits have been planned. What’s needed is your help to turn those plans into a reality. Your support will be used to create and install temporary and permanent museum exhibits that showcase many of the most important documents, media, and artifacts from the history of psychology.

         
Floor plans of the new museum from two different angles.
Floor plans of the new museum from two different angles.

Psychology is all around us—it's in every commercial, movie, conversation, argument, handshake, waiting room, classroom, boardroom, bedroom, and barroom. Psychology fascinates and captivates. Our choices, our passions, and our interactions are all fueled by psychology! The more we know about this dynamic field, the more we know about what makes us human.

Psychology has many faces. The new museum will allow visitors to explore psychology’s many roles, through its past, present, and future
Psychology has many faces. The new museum will allow visitors to explore psychology’s many roles, through its past, present, and future

To learn more about items in our collection, check out the Cummings Center blog!

The National Museum of Psychology will be part of the Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology. Now in our 50th year, the Cummings Center is far from being a start-up. We are the most comprehensive research facility in the world dedicated to the history of psychology and we serve as a resource for scholars everywhere.  

The Cummings Center is home to a vast archival collection of materials that capture psychology’s history. We have become one of the country’s most trusted and well-known archives devoted to the history of the human sciences. The collection includes more than 50,000 books, 20,000 still images, 1,400 artifacts, along with a host of moving images and sound recordings spanning much of psychology's history. 
 

A generous gift from Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings provided the funds to renovate the Center’s current space, add a new reading room and library, and prepare a dedicated museum space. We need your help now to fund the construction and installation of the museum exhibits.



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Custom crafted hardwood table or chair engraved with your name
Custom crafted hardwood table or chair engraved with your name

Every dollar donated will go directly to the fabrication and installation of museum exhibits. Your donation – regardless of size – is important and appreciated!

To recognize your contribution to the creation of the National Museum of Psychology, we are offering creative, psychology-themed rewards, most of which are exclusive to our Kickstarter campaign. Rewards include a special edition ceramic mug, an autographed copy of The Lucifer Effect, a special set of psychology postcards, an invitation to attend the Grand Opening, a professional consultation, a donor selected 5-Minute History Lesson, and much more.

To see an example of what's offered at the $2,500 level and to see our entire 5-Minute History Lesson collection, click here.

We appreciate your support and want you to see your gift at work in our donor-exclusive project updates. When the dust finally clears, we will all be able to take pride in having created the National Museum of Psychology.

Remember, your donation is tax-deductible!

Your pledge is tax deductible! The amount of your contribution that is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the difference between your pledge minus the fair market value of the reward. If our project is completed and the goal is met, you will be asked to fill out a survey so that we can send you your rewards. The Cummings Center is unable to recognize your gift unless the informational survey is completed.

Please allow an additional 2-6 weeks for your reward to ship internationally. Please note that we are not responsible for international custom fees.

Some of the rewards are experiences (events, consultation) offered at a specific time and place. The Cummings Center is not responsible for any backer’s travel or costs to participate in such experiences. Further, if a cause beyond the Cummings Center control requires rescheduling or cancellation of an experience, the Cummings Center is not responsible for any additional travel or costs a backer may incur in order to participate at the new time. The Cummings Center cannot guarantee that experiences occurring on dates yet to be announced, or that must be rescheduled, will occur on a date that is convenient for all backers.

The Cummings Center is using Kickstarter, a third-party online funding platform. Please be advised that Kickstarter’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy apply to your use of this service.

We appreciate your interest in making a pledge to the Cummings Center through Kickstarter, and want you to be aware that in doing so, your contribution will be managed by Kickstarter and will be processed by a third-party payment processor, Stripe. Please familiarize yourself with Stripe’s terms and conditions, including their privacy policy. The Cummings Center staff is unable to answer any inquiries regarding the status of your contribution while it’s being processed by Kickstarter and Stripe.

Thank you for your interest in pledging your support for the Cummings Center. When you elect to complete your pledge, you will be directed by Kickstarter to the third party payment processing site operated by Stripe. Please be aware that you will be providing your payment data (including other personally identifiable information and credit card information) directly to Stripe, and they will issue payment to the Cummings Center upon further instruction from Kickstarter. At no time during this process will the Cummings Center have access to information about the status of your payment transaction. In the event of any errors or delays in processing your payment, the Cummings Center will not have the ability to correct those errors, or otherwise assume the processing of your pledge. Please review Stripe’s Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions before proceeding with your payment. The Cummings Center cannot accept any responsibility for any privacy or data handling risks associated with third party payment processing, nor can it guarantee delivery of your gift in the event of a processing error that results in your pledge not being conveyed to the Cummings Center.

 

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Renovation is well under way at the Cummings Center, and we anticipate a grand opening in the spring of 2017. We will keep all supporters updated, should major delays arise, and any changes will not impact reward distribution (when the campaign successfully ends).

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    Printable bookmark (.pdf) featuring design used by psychologist Edward Tolman sent to your email.

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    The newly-printed CCHP postcard collection, featuring unique images contained in our collection.

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    "Stanford Prison Experiment" t-shirt. Sizes range from Small-2XL.

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    Ceramic mug with a rare image from our collection, as well as our logo. This exclusive, LIMITED EDITION mug will only be offered to Kickstarter donors.

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    Autographed copy of The Lucifer Effect by the nation’s foremost authority on the psychology of evil, Dr. Phillip Zimbardo.

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    Receipt of the CCHP monograph book series.

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    For a pledge of $2,500, your name will appear as the sponsoring donor in the credits of a "5 Minute History Lesson," featuring the American psychologist of your choice!**

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    Sponsor a chair. A copper plaque with your name (or "In Honor of") will be inset into one of 24 hand-crafted chairs to accompany the tables featured at the $10,000 level.

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    Director David Baker will travel to you and treat you to a private dinner and professional consultation on the archival preservation of your own valued, historical materials.

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