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Drexel Libraries Partners with Psychology Department to Host 'I am Psyched!' Traveling Exhibit

February 3, 2017

I am Psyched! Inspiring Histories, Inspiring Lives: Women of Color in Psychology, a pop-up exhibit from the American Psychological Association (APA), is making its next stop at Drexel University and will be on display in the W. W. Hagerty Library from February 27 through March 10, 2017.

The I Am Psyched logo

The traveling exhibit - which is being sponsored by the Drexel Psychology Department and will be on display in the Libraries - uses the history of psychology to engage girls of color, while also inspiring their interest in the profession and demonstrating how psychology can be used to improve their daily lives and for social change. The exhibit features interactive quizzes and online activities, videos, photos, posters and more.

Drexel University is pleased to be the next institution to host the exhibit, which was previously on display at the APA Annual Convention, among other venues across the country.

An opening reception will be held in the W. W. Hagerty Library on Monday, February 27, 2017 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm to unveil the exhibit and to kick off its 10-day run at Drexel.

The exhibit is open to all Drexel faculty, staff, and students, as well as the Philadelphia community. Individual self-guided tours are available during regular library visiting hours (9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday). The Psychology Department is arranging guided tours for local school groups, available by appointment only. Contact Dorothy Charbonnier, Assistant Teaching Professor for Psychology, at 215.571.4407 or drc73@drexel.edu with any questions or to schedule a time to view the exhibit.

About the Exhibit

The 'I am Psyched! Inspiring Histories, Inspiring Lives: Women of Color in Psychology' exhibit was designed and implemented by the APA's Women's Programs Office (WPO), the Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology at the University of Akron, and Psychology's Feminist Voices Oral History and Digital Archive Project as part of Women's History Month in 2016. Other partners include the Council on Women and Girls at The White House and the Smithsonian Institution Affiliations program. For more information, visit http://www.apa.org/pi/women/museum-day


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