Victoria Hirsch

Victoria joined the lab in the Fall of 2012 as a freshman, eager to jump into the world of Victora_6
psychological research.  She stayed with us for the entirety of her undergraduate career.  In that time, her vivacious personality and bright attitude were wonderful assets to both the research team and the families we service.  Victoria completed several research projects that she presented locally at UAB and at national conferences, and she completed a very sophisticated honors thesis involving structural equation modeling.  After a study abroad trip to India during her junior year, Victoria discovered a passion for Ayurveda, a system of alternative medicine.  She graduated with honors in Spring 2016 and moved to California to become a student at the Kerala Ayurveda Academy.

Research Collaborations:

Hirsch, V.C., Henry, M. A., Mrug, S., & Windle, M. (2016, March). Bidirectional Relationship Between Parental Nurturance and Child Empathy—Differences Between Parent and Child Reports. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.

Hirsch, V., Henry, M. A., Mrug, S., & Windle, M. (2014, April). Bullying, Academic Performance, and High School Dropout in Adolescence. Poster presented at the OST Undergraduate Research Competition, Birmingham, AL.

Victoria’s Feedback:

“Meredith was one of the most helpful people to me during my entire undergraduate career. She is a graduate level student in my research lab and a total statistics wiz. Aside from being advanced in her understanding of statistics, she is very good at explaining it. She helped me to understand the appropriate times to use different analysis and interpret the results. I think most importantly, she did not do everything for me (which would have been easier for her), but rather took the extra time to make sure I understood everything and could make mistakes and learn for myself. She did all of this happily and patiently. A true teacher!!”

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