New exhibition to explore experimental psychology at ECNU


The life of a university student is an exciting and transformational experience. However, some of the academic, financial and personal challenges they face can have a negative impact on their mental health and well-being.

The School of Psychology and Cognitive Science of ECNU held a Psychology Science Exhibition to bring together the university community to pay attention to the mental health and well-being of univeristy students. Visitors can learn about experimental psychology and expressive art therapy courses through immersive experience and interaction.

Exhibition time:

May 17 – June 6


2nd floor, Library, Zhongbei Campus

The science popularization exhibition of experimental psychology divides the rich discipline content into four major themes: perceptual phenomena and principles, emotional experience and control, brain and consciousness, and development and society. The exhibition consists of the video area, the display area and the experience area.

In the exhibition area, visitors can experience the classic psychological experimental instruments and the vivid psychological experiments while viewing the posters and stationary display of instruments. The instruments on display include both modern and ancient instruments, such as the electrocardiography device, etc.

In the experience area, visitors can feel the mind-body feedback relaxation system, the emotional management system, and the multi-dimensional guidance system of learning quality. 

They combine psychology with computer technology to create an immersive psychological instrument experience process, instead of confining themselves to traditional psychological research methods. This area was set up to enhance the visitors’ feelings for emotional experiments.

“Psychological Voice-over -- Curriculum Construction of Expressive Art Therapy” is divided into three parts: the work exhibition area, the art activity experience area, and the viewing area. The exhibition is intended to increase people’s understanding of expressive art therapy, so that they can maintain and improve their mental health through expressive art therapy.

In the work exhibition area, six major techniques of expressive art therapy are introduced, including the painting therapy, the music therapy, the dance movement therapy, the sand-play therapy, the writing therapy, and the psychodrama therapy. 

To foster the psychological development and emotional well-being of students, ECNU also offers counseling and other mental health services for students who need the support. Counselling and Psychological Services of ECNU was established in 1991 and is one of the oldest psychological counseling and service institutions in Shanghai. 


Zhongbei Campus: 411, 4th floor, Student Activity Center

Minhang Campus: 401, Area B, Student Activity Center


Author: Xu Xincheng

Copy editor: Joshua Mayfield

Editor: Li Mengjie


East China Normal University