I’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 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:
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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