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.

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

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.

Research

Open Faculty Positions in Psychology

Visiting Assistant Professors or Visiting Instructors

The Psychology Department at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for Visiting Assistant Professors  and/or Visiting Instructors  during academic year 2017-2018. 

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Psychology News and Events

Story 1/19/2017

Transgender Health and the Changes Occurring in the Gender...

Pennsylvania Physician General Rachel Levine, one of the few transgender public officials in the nation, began her Jan. 19 talk on transgender medicine, gender identity and sexual orientation at...

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Story 11/28/2016

Studying the Social Nature of Capuchin Monkeys

Faced with two choices, each equally rewarded, the capuchins placed tokens in both striped and polka-dotted buckets. But when the dominant male favored only one type of bucket, other capuchins...

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Story 11/16/2016

New Research Suggests Male Chimpanzees Make Good Fathers

Male chimpanzees appear to play a significant role in their infants’ lives, including making sure they are protected, according to the latest primate research that challenges previous understanding...

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