Life Science and Philosophy Building 

Franklin & Marshall College’s Psychology department is located in the 108,000-square-foot, three-story Ann & Richard Barshinger Life Science & Philosophy building (LSP). Completed in 2007, LSP is  home to the philosophy, psychology and biology departments, as well as the Biological Foundations of Behavior and the Scientific and Philosophical Studies of Mind programs. Highly conducive to both research and teaching, the building is equipped with 11 teaching labs, nine student research write-up areas, 36 faculty offices, three classrooms, three seminar rooms,  statistics lab, 120-seat lecture hall, 12 discussion areas,  three-story grand entrance atrium with café, humanities common,  formal philosophy garden, vivarium, aquatics and plant-growth suites, and a 400-square-foot computer-controlled greenhouse. 

Labs

Child Development Lab

During the toddler and preschool years, children learn a great deal about the world. They're organizing objects and entities into categories, figuring out what makes other people tick, and learning how to navigate the complexities of day-to-day life. In the Child Development Lab, we're working to better understand some of these fantastic advances.

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