Unlock secrets of the mind!

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.

Research Opportunities

Research in Psychology

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.

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Student Resources

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Interdisciplinary Programs 

The Psychology department also offers majors through two interdisciplinary programs: 

Biological Foundations of Behavior

The  Biological Foundations of Behavior major is also offered in the Psychology department. It is an interdisciplinary program sponsored and jointly staffed by the Biology and Psychology departments.

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Scientific and Philosophical Studies of Mind

The Scientific and Philosophical Studies of Mind major is also offered in the Psychology department. It is an interdisciplinary program that combines Philosophy and Psychology, sponsored and jointly staffed by the two departments. 

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Psychology News and Events

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event 9/15/2016

Common Hour "The Most Trusted Stranger in America: Frank...

Mayser Gymnasium

Frank Warren Innovative Creator of the PostSecret Project & Author  PostSecret creator, Frank...

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Story 4/25/2016

Senior Spotlight: Finding Passion in Film's Storytelling...

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...

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Story 2/16/2016

Searching for the Cause of AIDS Through Chimpanzee SIV

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...

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Story 2/9/2016

DAX Center Offers Research Opportunities in Developmental...

Psychology department opens new developmental learning lab

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