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View, through caged door, of a nearly empty room in a former mental hospital.

Trans-Allegheny Asylum

Penn State Beaver Assistant Professor Marissa Mendoza took her History of Psychology students to the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in West Virginia, the former site of Weston State Hospital.

View, through caged door, of a nearly empty room in a former mental hospital.

Trip to asylum brings history to life for Beaver psychology students

After a semester talking about mental institutions and medical treatments, Assistant Professor Marissa Mendoza took her History of Psychology students to a former mental hospital, where her lectures came to life.
View, through caged door, of a nearly empty room in a former mental hospital.

Asylum seekers

Assistant Professor Marissa Mendoza took her History of Psychology students to Weston, West Virginia, where they toured the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum and watched research and lectures come to life.
View, through caged door, of a nearly empty room in a former mental hospital.

Trans-Allegheny Asylum

Assistant Professor Marissa Mendoza and her History of Psychology students toured the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum as part of their class.

Two of Marissa Mendoza's Psych 439 students pose in front of a screen.

Classic meets contemporary in Beaver psychology students’ study presentations

Students in Psychology 439 at Penn State Beaver were charged with taking classic psychological studies and applying them to contemporary trends. They'll present their findings to the campus on March 23 in SUB 16.