20292924_10155782611380934_5352841976286593682_nI’m Dr. Ted Schwaba. I’m a postdoctoral researcher at UT Austin working with Elliot Tucker-Drob.

In my research, I try to answer an age-old question: What shapes our personalities?, using modern statistical tools and big datasets. Right now I’m working on modeling patterns of genetic covariance among psychiatric disorders (using Genomic SEM).

I also like baseball, crosswords, skateboarding (retired), hip-hop history, and hot sauce.

Here’s my CV            Here’s my OSF profile             My email is tedschwaba (at) gmail (dot) com

Here’s a Shiny app I made called the Facet Atlas that lets you look at how 268 different facet scales relate to one another

Here are some figures from previous publications that you can look at. You can find open-access links to all these publications on my CV.

Magnitude of personality trait co-development from the perspectives of the self and close others:


Personality trait shifts following a US county’s reduction in atmospheric lead:

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A network model of correlations among various scales measuring Agreeableness:


Optimism development across adulthood in people who experienced more or fewer positive life events:


Personality trait change across the transition to retirement:


Openness and facet development across emerging and middle adulthood:


Changes in the magnitude of variance in personality trait change across the lifespan:


Spaghetti plot of lifespan openness development in a large sample:


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