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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.
The Psychology department also offers majors through two interdisciplinary programs:
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
Psychology News and Events
Prsni Patel is fascinated by "affective forecasting," a process in which people make predictions about their future emotions. She has been exploring how individuals often make inaccurate forecasts...Read More
Ania Luckiewicz ’20 desperately searched for a way to meld her major and minor – biology and musical performance – when she happened upon a musical therapy that helps infants born prematurely to...Read More
For infant chimpanzees, survival depends on a close relationship with their mother, but even after weaning, orphaned chimpanzees have significantly lower survivals rates than non-orphans, according...Read More