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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Employment Opportunities

Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor Position in Psychology

Available visiting assistant professor or visiting instructor position in the Psychology Department at Franklin and Marshall College.

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Tenure Track Position in Psychology

Available tenure track position in the Psychology Department at Franklin and Marshall College.

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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.

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Psychology News and Events

STEMing the Tide: How Female Scientists and Peers Help Young Women's Success in STEM
Story 9/20/2018

STEMing the Tide: How Female Scientists and Peers Act as...

Nilanjana Dasgupta Professor of Psychology, Director of Faculty Equity & Inclusion, College of Natural Sciences, UMass Amherst

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Story 9/19/2018

F&M Lab Part of Worldwide Psychological Science Accelerator

The Preferences Lab at Franklin & Marshall College’s Department of Psychology is serving as one of more than 300 laboratories across 45 countries that will accelerate the accumulation of reliable and...

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Story 9/17/2018

F&M Professor Awarded New NSF Grant for Great Ape Weaning...

Franklin & Marshall Associate Professor of Psychology Elizabeth Lonsdorf is among a group of researchers recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for a collaborative...

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