A Wholesome, Hireable Guy



I’m Ted Schwaba, a PhD student at UC Davis studying with Dr. Wiebke Bleidorn.

My major research interests lie in understanding lifespan personality and the ways in which a person’s environment may affect their personality development. I’m also curious about personality structure, interventions, and the trait of openness to experience.

I like baseball, gardening, and doing crossword puzzles.

Email: tedschwaba (at) gmail (dot) com



Bleidorn, W., & Schwaba, T. (2018).  Retirement is Associated with Change in Self-Esteem. Psychology and Aging. Preprint available at https://osf.io/3j8ab 

Schwaba, T. (2018). The Structure, Measurement, and Development of Openness to Experience across Adulthood. In D. McAdams, J. Tackett & R. Shiner (eds.) Handbook of Personality Development. Preprint available by request.

Schwaba, T., & Bleidorn, W. (2017). Personality Trait Change Across the Transition to Retirement. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Preprint available at https://osf.io/j6byv/


Schwaba, T., & Bleidorn, W. (2017). Individual Differences in Personality Change Across the Adult Lifespan. Journal of Personality. Preprint available at https://osf.io/h7apv/


Schwaba, T., Luhmann, M., Denissen, J. J. A., Chung, J. M., & Bleidorn, W. (2017). Openness to Experience and Culture-Openness Transactions Across the Lifespan. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Preprint available at https://osf.io/t3yjn/


Bleidorn, W., Buyukcan-Tetik, A., Schwaba, T., Van Scheppingen, M. A., Denissen, J. J., & Finkenauer, C. (2016). Stability and change in self-esteem during the transition to parenthood. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7(6), 560-569.

Bleidorn, W., & Schwaba, T. (2017). Personality Development in Emerging Adulthood. In J. Specht (ed.) Personality Development Across the Lifespan. Amsterdam, Elsevier. Preprint available by request.

With the Inclusive Technology Lab at Northwestern University:

Brewer, R., Garcia, R. C., Schwaba, T., Gergle, D., & Piper, A. M. (2016). Exploring traditional phones as an e-mail interface for older adults. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS), 8(2), 6.

Hope, A., Schwaba, T., & Piper, A. M. (2014, April). Understanding digital and material social communications for older adults. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 3903-3912). ACM. available at http://inclusive.northwestern.edu/hope-chi2014.pdf