Department of Psychological Science records
Scope and Contents
This collection includes brochures, academic planning documents, reports, program reviews, a newsletter, and a poster from the Ball State University Department of Psychological Science ranging from 1966 to 2008.
- 1966 - 2008
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Ball State University Libraries make every reasonable effort to provide accurate information regarding the copyright status of materials held by Archives and Special Collections. Patrons may scan items or request a reproduction of one or more items in the collection; however, it is the responsibility of the patron to evaluate whether or not the intended use complies with copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
Ball State University has been offering courses in psychology since its establishment in 1918. After the creation of the Teachers College, the courses were offered through the Department of Education and later the Department of Psychology. The university officially added psychology as an undergraduate major in 1966. The program eventually split into three departments within the Teachers College: General and Experimental Psychology, Educational Psychology, and Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services. In 1972, the Department of General and Experimental Psychology moved to the College of Science and Humanities, while Educational Psychology and Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services remained in the Teachers College. The Department of General and Experimental Psychology was later renamed the Department of Psychological Science in 1980. The first chair of the Department of Psychological Science was Robert Hill (1972 to 1979), followed by Frank Meeker (1979 to 1982), Gary Meunier (1982 to 1983), David Hines (1983 to 2000), David Perkins (2000 to 2003), Michael Stevenson (2003 to 2005), Bernard Whitley (2005 to 2014), and Guy Mittleman (2014 to 2020).
0.2 Cubic Feet (1 thin archival letter box)
Language of Materials
This collection is arranged chronologically.
UA.050 was formerly RG.14.17.01.
- Department of Psychological Science records
- Claire Enk
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note
Part of the Ball State University Archives Repository
Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA