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Shari Miles Cohen

I Am Psyched!

Dr. Shari Miles-Cohen, as the former Director of the Women's Program Office, American Psychological Association in Washington, DC and Dr. Cathy Faye, Margaret Clark Morgan Executive Director of the Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology, at the University of Akron, Akron, OH, in the United States, in partnership with Dr. Alexandra Rutherford, Psychology’s Feminist Voices, and their collective teams created and continue to develop the I am Psyched! exhibit and tour to engage young women and girls of color in exploring how psychology can improve their daily lives, create positive social change, and to be excited and engaged with the history of psychology and the museum experience. I am Psyched! originated as part of the Smithsonian Institution Museum Day Live! in 2016 in coordination with the then White House Council on Women and Girls. The I am Psyched! National Tour including the traveling exhibt launched in February 2017 at Howard University in Washington, D.C and continues. The partnership published the chapter "I Am Psyched! Using the Museum Experience to Engage Girls of Colour with Psychology" regarding the development of the project in J. C. Ashton (Ed.) (2017) Feminism and Museums: Intervention, Disruption, and Change (v2). For more information or to develop a #IamPsychedTour event.