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.
The Psychology department also offers majors through two interdisciplinary programs:
DEI Initiatives in Psychology
The Psychology department is committed to making diversity, equity, and inclusion an on-going, everpresent part of our work. As a Department, we stand against racism and white supremacy. As part of this ongoing commitment, we share resources from our own teaching and research pertaining to these issues and selected resources from the psychological community. You can view these under the Resources link below. We are holding regular conversations on these topics throughout the academic year. You can also view the schedule of past and upcoming events below under the Resources link. Members of the F&M community are welcome to join us at our next meeting; please contact Nicole Fickes for the Zoom details.
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
After the pandemic interrupted their science outreach in Lancaster elementary schools, F&M students returned remotely in the fall with tutoring and clubhouses.Read More
Meet Braden Renke, a student-athlete and advocate for mental health on the F&M campus. We're celebrating her during National Transfer Week.Read More
Middle-aged female defendants who wear makeup during their trial get a courtroom advantage, according to a recent led by a Franklin & Marshall College researcher.Read More