Thank you for visiting our pages. We would love it if you would Add to this guestbook we are keeping!
This site is really great and I enjoyed reading about the instruments and the history,
but is there a place, where one can see the objects in reality? Is there a museum of
psychology in Toronto?
Dr Tobias Nickel <email@example.com>
Toronto, On Canada - Friday, June 04, 1999 at 17:47:53 (EDT)
Hi! Say hello to Doug Just wanted to let you know I stopped by. I'll come back for a
more in depth session another time. It looks great, and I'm glad to see you've had some
Stewart Creelman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Longmeadow, MA USA - Thursday, February 04, 1999 at 21:58:45 (EST)
The first time I saw your site was from "History & Philosophy of Psychology
Web Resources Page". I've followed your work for the last few months. It's really
interesting. I'm a psychologist and a Ph.D student in History of Science in Italy, so I
appreciated your effort to bring your collection of psychological instruments out. In
Italy a few researchers in Rome, Bari, and Florence are making an outstanding effort to
catalog psychological instruments that are in our institutions. We hope to make a site
like yours. Thank you for your example. A.M. Ferreri
Antonio M Ferreri <email@example.com>
Rome, Italy - Saturday, August 29, 1998 at 04:57:00 (EDT)
Interesting site. I plan to add it as a link to the web-based introductory psychology
class I teach, and I will suggest it as a link on the department home page. Gabriel P.
Gabriel P Frommer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bloomington, IN USA - Monday, July 20, 1998 at 14:00:02 (EDT)
Great web site. I left U of T in 1966, but completed the Ph.D. in '68. You brought back
fond memories of Glenn MacDonald, Jack Clarke(our instrument maker!), Endel Tulving, Dan
Berlyne. Yes, I saw Marty Wall, Jerry Hogan and Gary Walters at their starts at U of T,
but I'm sure hey"d never remember me! Best wishes and good luck. Marv Malcotti
Marvin M Malcotti Ph D <email@example.com>
Owings Mills, MD USA - Monday, July 20, 1998 at 08:42:45 (EDT)
Enthusiasts for the History of Science (or those who still need convincing) will do
well to study sites such as this or our own embryonic one at the University of Manchester.
(See http://www.man.ac.uk/Science_Engineering/CHSTM/orphans.htm). Sometimes historians do
not use the resources they have to hand (in cupboards, dark corners, in boxes, forgotten
or abandoned) because either 1) They were simply unaware of the instruments owned by their
institutions or 2) There is too little training given to mainstream historians on how to
work with material evidence. I have generally found that a little time expended can be
very rewarding. If you can create a culture of object-study then resources to store and
conserve the items may follow. Think of your collection as a "Library" without
books. Best of luck in your endeavours.
Neil Handley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Manchester, Great Britain - Wednesday, May 20, 1998 at 07:50:09 (EDT)
Like the others I heard you on the CBC this morning and as I did my undergraduate work
at U of T, I thought I would check your page out. Super stuff. I have a love for old
instruments that the technician here at CRESTech encourages and we often go hunting for
old pieces. I particularly like the old boxes that accompany this instruments. They are
works of art in themselves. Keep up the good work. I hope you can find some real space to
display these items. Heather p.s. I enjoyed your comment about having to decide which of
1970's vintage equipment is worth saving. I hope that you get hold of a card reader, that
would really bring back memories of U of T for me - hours spent organizing computer cards
and running statistical analyses all night long in Sid Smith Hall.
Heather Jenkin <email@example.com>
Toronto, ON Canada - Wednesday, March 11, 1998 at 11:22:51 (EST)
Heard about you on Metro Morning (CBC radio). Great site! Thank you for your effort.
Troy Hauser <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Toronto, ON Canada - Wednesday, March 11, 1998 at 10:44:22 (EST)
Heard about your site on C.B.C.'s Metro Morning. Haven't had a chance to view all of
the site yet,but, I like what I see so far.. Thanks Ross.
Ross Cromwell <email@example.com>
Cambridge, ON Canada - Wednesday, March 11, 1998 at 07:31:05 (EST)
very impressive! your research is thorough. an interesting tour.
michael rina sheila dom seth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
ottawa, on canada - Saturday, March 07, 1998 at 23:16:59 (EST)
Very cool! Thanks for the trip back in time!
- Sunday, February 08, 1998 at 14:26:06 (EST)
Thanks to Bill Verplanck, who had some guesses as to one of the mystery pieces, I have
dug into it and have done a more thorough description. Now we are _really_ curious as to
its real uses and source! See text with the picture.
Doug Creelman <email@example.com>
- Wednesday, December 17, 1997 at 13:26:29 (EST)
An outstanding effort! The bibliographies are of immense value. Are you aware of the
extensive collection of instruments at the Archives of the History of American Psychology
at Akron U.? It is cataloged but not described (nor on the Web) and is well-worth a
special trip to Akron!
Ryan Tweney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bowling Green, OH USA - Sunday, November 30, 1997 at 08:20:11 (EST)
Wahoo - we're on line!
- Tuesday, November 11, 1997 at 16:01:25 (EST)
A great idea and very useful as an instructional device. I assume you know about Ed
Haupt's instrument museum (very different from yours). If not, e-mail me for the URL. One
critical comment. Why do the pictures have such poor defintion (are they .jpg's)? I'm
using Netscape 3.0 on a Mac and virtually all detail is impossible to see. Would it be
possible to scan them in at higher resolution--with instruments, as I don't need to tell
you, detail is everything. Thanks for doing this. Rob
Rob Wozniak <email@example.com>
Bryn Mawr, PA USA - Saturday, November 08, 1997 at 08:49:27 (EST)
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