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Center for the History of Psychology

Apparatus & Instruments

The collection of psychological instruments and apparatus comprises unique specimens as well as serial products. Among them are research instruments dated from the beginnings of psychological laboratories in the second half of the 19th century, experimental devices from several decades of the 20th century, demonstration systems used in academic education, apparatus from the early days of applied psychology and psycho-technical testing, as well as systems used in applied psychology.

Today, the collection  contains about  4,500 pieces and is the most inclusive  of the subject in the Old World.

Kymographion by Zimmermann company

Chronomètre d'Arsonval

Tonvariator produced by W. Stern

Objects from the collection from A-Z (under construction). Supported by the Werner and Rosemarie Traxel Foundation.