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The Center for the History of Psychology Artifacts collection features more than 1,000 instruments, apparatus, and other objects from the history of psychology and related sciences. The collection includes devices from the late nineteenth century brass-and-glass era of psychology, including kymographs, chronoscopes, and ergographs. It also contains the baby-tender popularized by B. F. Skinner in the 1940s, a diathermy machine used to calm patients in asylums, and early prototypes of home electronic monitoring devices designed by psychologists.

 

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