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The psychology major at Franklin & Marshall is widely recognized for its academic excellence and strong focus on empirical research.
Our majors benefit from outstanding facilities and resources, including specialized laboratories. Students are guided on an individual basis by highly acclaimed faculty who are active scholars committed to undergraduate education.
The new Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy Building provides students access to sophisticated resources enabling investigation in primate behavior, artificial intelligence, the development of communication and language in infants, perceptual problems in night driving and the nature of interpersonal relationships.
Students engage in collaborative work and develop close relationships with faculty. They also enjoy many opportunities to interact informally with other students and faculty, including colloquia and department-sponsored events such as picnics, ballgames, and the annual Homecoming Tailgating Party with alumni.Research
The Psychology department also offers majors through two interdisciplinary programs:
Psychology News and Events
Dominic Akena: "I certainly liked my classes, but I honestly enjoyed going to my professors' offices for assistance or just to have regular conversations that had nothing to do with academic...Read More
In Tanzania's Gombe Stream National Park, a researcher from Franklin & Marshall College is observing the health of chimpanzees with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), the virus that led to the AIDS...Read More