Wide Variety of Public Programs Accompany Psychology Exhibition in Boston

An impressive array of public programs will accompany the Traveling Psychology Exhibition (TPE) while on view at the Museum of Science in Boston from February 7 through April 28, 1995. The following are among the programs:

A Lunchtime Film Series

A brown-bag lunch film series based on the 'Discovering Psychology' video programs will be shown at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays, March 1-April 26. Each of the 9 1-hour programs will include a 30-minute video, a related museum demonstration, and a discussion hosted by a local psychologist who is an expert on the topic. Subjects include aging, memory, sensation and perception, and decision making. The programs will take place in a classroom adjacent to the exhibition. By scheduling the series on Wednesday afternoons, when admission to the Museum is free, program planners hope to attract people who can attend the films on their lunch hour. 'Discovering Psychology' was produced by WGBH Boston in association with APA. Major funding was provided by the Annenberg/CPB Project.

Adult-Teen Program

Educators at the Museum have sought and received funding for a limited number of two-for-one admission vouchers with a special activity guide to encourage adult-teen attendance at the exhibition. All the public programs have been planned by Museum of Science staff working with an advisory committee of local psychologists and community health care providers. Support was provided by the Harvard Community Health Plan Foundation. For further information on the film series and the adult-teen program, contact the Museum at (617) 723-2500.

High School Teacher Workshop

On April 1, 1995, from 9 a.m.-12 noon, a special TPE workshop for high school teachers will be held at the Museum of Science. Planned to coincide with the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) in Boston, the workshop is co-sponsored by TPE, the APA High School Teacher Affiliate Program, EPA, and the Museum of Science. Teachers will have an opportunity to explore the exhibition and will receive a variety of materials that will help them adapt the active-learning approach of the exhibition to their class-rooms. For information on fees and preregistration, call the APA High School Teacher Affiliate Program at (202) 336-5963.

TPE was developed and produced by APA and the Ontario Science Centre, with support from the National Science Foundation, the William T. Grant Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Harvard University, and the National Institute of Mental Health. The Exhibition tour is managed by the Association of Science-Technology Centers.

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