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Psychology Collection


The Psychology Collection consists of around 100 objects, mainly 19th and 20th century equipment and apparatus used in Psychology teaching and research in the University.  Some have a particular relationship to St Andrews, having been constructed on site by technicians. 

The Psychology Department was one of the first university psychology departments to be established in Britain.  The collection provides material evidence of the history and development of the subject.  Some early items such as the 'Taxiphote' (made by Jules Richard, France, c.1901), a form of stereoscope, are developments of the work of prominent St Andrews figures, such as Sir David Brewster, a pioneer in the field of optics.