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Department of Psychology
University of Mississippi

Graduate Student Spotlight: Max Luber

Clinical, 2nd Year

Max  Luber

Tell us about yourself!

I am a second-year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology program. I am originally from Philadelphia, PA and I received my B.A. in Psychology from Temple University.

What research have you been working on lately?

In general, my research focuses on familial processes that increase the risk and maintenance of parent and offspring anxiety. My current work focuses on the ways in which parents cope with parenting stress and how parental coping strategies relate to affective symptoms and adolescent distress.

What is your favorite thing about being a graduate student in the department?

My favorite thing is definitely the collaborative and friendly culture that exists within the department. I am extremely grateful for the mentorship that I’ve received thus far. I’ve had opportunities to work on different projects with faculty members within and outside program (like St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital), which I believe has helped in solidifying my skills as a researcher and gaining new perspectives.

What is your favorite thing about living in Oxford?

My favorite thing about living in Oxford, MS is the tight-knit community that thrives here. While most college towns can often have a transient social scene, I have found it to be incredibly easy to meet like-minded people that I know I’ll have long lasting relationships with.

What is your favorite course you have taken so far?

My favorite course was Evidence-Based Practices, taught by Dr. John Young. The deliberate practice methodologies built into the structure of the course allowed for me to evolve as a clinician and challenged me in ways that I hadn’t been challenged before.

What do you do when you are not studying?

Feeding my nerdy audiophile habits! This includes sorting, arranging, re-arranging, and listening to my extensive record collection, while also squeezing in trips to the local record store.

What is a really interesting or really boring fact about yourself?

I’ve got a REALLY great t-shirt folding technique.