Rachel M. Taylor
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Ph.D. Student and Graduate Research Assistant
I am currently a second-year doctoral student in the Human Development and Family Sciences program.
|Degree||Field of Study||Institution||Graduation|
|M.A.||Human Development and Family Science||University of Connecticut||2020|
|B.S.||Psychology||Eastern Michigan University||2018|
My research involves topics in both human development and developmental methodology. Substantively, my research investigates aggression, peer victimization, and character development. My quantitative interests include meta-analysis and the analysis of longitudinal data.
I have previously served as a teaching assistant for classes on meta-analysis, family interaction, and experimental psychology.
Prior Professional Positions
|Organization||Title||Years of Service|
|Connecticut Children's Medical Center||Graduate Research Assistant||2019-2020|
|University of Connecticut||Graduate Research Assistant||2018-2019|
|Award Name||Awarded By||Year Awarded|
|Karen R. Davis Scholarship||University of Georgia||2021-2022|
|Jim and Lynda Walters Support Fund||University of Georgia||2021-2022|
|Virginia Wilbanks Kilgore Scholarship||University of Georgia||2021|
|FACS Funds for Excellence Scholarship||University of Georgia||2021|
|Walter Fund Graduate Travel Award||University of Georgia||2020|
|HDFS Graduate Student Organization||President||2021-Present||Leadership|
My current research pursues two interconnected lines of investigation. Substantively, I am interested in peer relationships, character strengths, and how these phenomena may influence each other across time. Quantitatively, my current research investigates how temporal design impacts the results found in longitudinal studies. Knowledge gained from this research may help researchers to assess when and how developmental processes begin to occur.