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.

 

Psi Chi

Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to students who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests.

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A Psychology Major

The Psychology Major at Franklin and Marshall provides not just theoretical guidance in the field but also hands-on research and experience with state-of-the-art equipment and traditional experiments, from virtual reality experiments to skinner box testing of lab rats, the major prepares a student in a truly liberal arts fashion.

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Psychology Faculty

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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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Research Opportunities

Many students take advantage of opportunities to present their research findings in professional journals and at conferences such as the Association for Psychological Science, the Cognitive Science Society and the Society for Neuroscience.

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 in Psychology

The Psychology department here at Franklin and Marshall College provides a diverse selection of research topics. We have categorized our topics into four categories but many topics overlap the categories because the world is extremely complex! Researchers in the department have provided their main research questions to spark interest in their work. 

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Faculty Focus

A regular recap of the achievements and published works of the faculty and professional staff at Franklin & Marshall College. 

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"Rethinking Relationships" Conference on Oct. 18

All are invited to the "Rethinking Relationships" conference, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 18. F&M faculty will serve as hosts to an interdisciplinary meeting of psychologists, physicians,...

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Understanding How People Under Stress Regulate Emotion

To determine whether people can regulate emotions and stave off the effects of stress on their wellbeing, a Franklin & Marshall College professor and her student researchers are studying...

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