Faculty


David Schwartz

Associate Professor of Psychology and Education

Contact Information
E-mail: davschw@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-3968
Office: SGM 629

 

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Schwartz joined the USC psychology faculty in 1997. Before coming to USC, he served as Program Coordinator of a UN-funded psychosocial intervention program in Mostar, Bosnia. This program was designed to provide mental health services to children affected by the civil war in the former Yugoslavia. Dr. Schwartz's current research interests focus on children's peer relationships and on the link between early social maladjustment and later disorder. His initial investigations were concerned primarily with bully/victim problems in school peer groups, and he has published a number of articles focusing on chronically bullied children. Dr. Schwartz has also been involved in research on social rejection, popularity, friendship, and cultural influences on children's interactions with peers.

Education

  • M.S. Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 1992
  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 1994

  • Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

    • Associate Professor, University of Southern California, 05/01/2003-  
    • Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, 09/01/1997-05/01/2003  
    • Research Clinical Psychologist, University of London, Institute of Psychiatry, 04/01/1996-05/01/1997  
    • Research Associate, Vanderbilt University, 09/01/1994-05/01/1996  

    Description of Research

    Summary Statement of Research Interests
    My current research projects focus on bully/victim problems, popularity/unpopularity, and friendship in Los Angeles area schools. NOTE: I will NOT be open to working with new graduate students, applying to either the Clinical or Developmental Ph.D. programs during the 2014/2015 admissions season. This information is up to date, and it is not necessary to write to confirm. Please be aware are also no openings in my lab for post-doctoral researchers, volunteer research assistants who are not USC students, paid research assistants, or visiting researchers from other universities.

    Publications


    Book
    • Cillessen, Antonius; Schwartz, David; Mayuex, Lara (Ed.). (2011). Popularity in the Peer System. New York: Guilford.

    Book Chapter
    • Schwartz, D., Mayeux, L., Harper, J. (2011). Bully/Victim Problems During Adolescence. Encyclopedia of Adolescence (Vol. 2). pp. 25-34.. Academic Press.
    • Schwartz, D., Gorman, A. H. (2011). The high price of high status: Popularity as a mechanism of risk. P Popularity in the peer system. Guilford: New York.
    • Schwartz, D., Badaly, D. (2010). Internalizing and externalizing disorders during childhood: Implications for social play. Handbook of Play pp. 202-213.
    • Schwartz, D., Kelly, B. M., Duong, M. T., Badaly, D. (2010). A Contextual Perspective on Intervention and Prevention Efforts for Bully/Victim Problems. pp. 17-44. New York: Preventing and Treating Bullying and Victimization. Oxford University Press.
    • Card, N. A., Schwartz, D. (2009). Social networks and peer victimization: The contexts of children's victimization by peers. pp. 319-344. New York, NY, US: Bullying, rejection, and peer victimization: A social cognitive neuroscience perspective/Springer Publishing Co.
    • Schwartz, D., Toblin, R., Abou-ezzeddine, T., Tom, S., Stevens, K. (2005). Difficult home environments and the development of aggressive victims of bullying. pp. p. 11.2-11.9. Kingston, NJ:: Child Victimization: Maltreatment; bullying and dating violence; prevention and intervention/Civic Research Institute..
    • Schwartz, D., Gorman, A., Toblin, R., Abou-ezzeddine, T. (2003). Mutual antipathies in the peer group as a moderating factor in the association between community violence exposure and psychosocial maladjustment. (Vol. 39-54). New York: Enemies and the darker side of peer relations. New Directions in Child and Adolescent Development/Wiley.
    • Schwartz, D., Proctor, L., Chien, D. (2001). The aggressive victim of bullying: Emotional and behavioral dysregulation as a pathway to victimization by peers. (Vol. 147-174). Boston, MA: School-based peer harassment: The plight of the vulnerable and victimized/Guilford Press.

    Journal Article
    • Wang, J., Mylien, D., Schwartz, D., Chang, L., Luo, T. (2013). Interpersonal and personal antecedents and consequences of peer victimization across middle childhood in Hong Kong. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.
    • Schwartz, D., Kelly, B. M., Duong, M. (2013). Do academically-engaged adolescents experience social sanctions from the peer group?. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. Vol. 42 (9), pp. 1319-1330.
    • Badaly, D., Kelly, B. M., Schwartz, D., Dabney-Lieras, K. (2013). Longitudinal associations of electronic aggression and victimization with social standing during adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. Vol. 42 (6), pp. 891-904.
    • Duong, M., Schwartz, D., McCarty, C. (2013). Associations between social adjustment and academic achievement among Mexican American and Vietnamese American early adolescents. Social Development.
    • Schwartz, D., Lansford, J., Dodge, K., Pettit, G., Bates, J. (2013). The link between harsh home environments and negative academic trajectories is exacerbated by victimization in the elementary school peer group. Developmental Psychology. Vol. 49 (2)
    • Badaly, D., Schwartz, D., Gorman, A. (2012). Social status, perceived social reputations, and perceived dyadic relationships in early adolescence. Social Development. Vol. 21 (3), pp. 482-500.
    • Gorman, A. H., Schwartz, D., Nakamoto, J., Mayeux, L. (2011). Unpopularity and disliking among peers: Partially distinct dimensions of adolescents' social experiences. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. Vol. 32, pp. 208-217.
    • Nakamoto, J., Schwartz, D. (2011). The association between peer victimization and functioning at school among urban Latino children. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychlogy .. Vol. 32, pp. 89-97.
    • Schwartz, D., Tom, S. T., Chang, L., Duong, M. T., Kelly, B. M. (2010). Popularity and Acceptance as Distinct Dimensions of Social Standing for Chinese Children in Hong Kong. Social Development. Vol. 19 (4), pp. 681-697.
    • Nakamoto, J., Schwartz, D. (2010). Is peer victimization associated with academic achievement? A meta-analytic review. Social Development. Vol. 19 (2), pp. 221-242.
    • Tom, S., Schwartz, D., Chang, L., JoAnn, F. M., Yiyuan, X. (2009). Correlates of victimization in Hong Kong children's peer groups. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. Vol. Vol 31 (1), pp. 27-37.
    • Duong, M. T., Schwartz, D., Chang, L., Kelly, B. M., Tom, S. R. (2009). Associations between maternal physical discipline and peer victimization among Hong Kong Chinese children: The moderating role of child aggression. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. Vol. 37, pp. 957–966.
    • Schwartz, D., Gorman, A., Duong, M., Nakamoto, J. (2008). Peer relationships and academic achievement as interacting predictors of depressive symptoms during middle childhood. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Vol. 117, pp. 289-299.
    • Kelly, B., Schwartz, D., Gorman, A., Nakamoto, J. (2008). Community violence exposure and children's subsequent peer rejection: The mediating role of emotion dysregulation. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology/Elsevier (Pergamon). Vol. 36, pp. 175-185.
    • Schwartz, D., Gorman, A. H., Dodge, K. A., Pettit, G. S., Bates, J. E. (2008). Friendships with peers who are low or high in aggression as moderators of the link between peer victimization and declines in academic functioning. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology/Elsevier (Pergamon). Vol. 36 (5), pp. 719-730.
    • Abou-ezzeddine, T., Schwartz, D., Chang, L., Lee-Shim, Y., Farver, J., Xu, Y. (2007). Positive peer relationships as moderators of risk for victimization in Chinese and South Korean children's peer groups. Social Development. Vol. 16 (1), pp. 106-127.
    • Kenny, D. A., West, T. V., Cillessen, A. H., Coie, J. D., Dodge, K. A., Hubbard, J. A., Schwartz, D. (2007). Accuracy in the judgment of aggressiveness. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Vol. 33, pp. 1225-1236.
    • Schwartz, D., Gorman, A., Nakamoto, J., McKay, T. (2006). Popularity, social acceptance, and aggression in adolescent peer groups: Links with academic performance and school attendance. Developmental Psychology/American Psychological Association. Vol. 42, pp. 1116-1127.
    • Schwartz, D., Gorman, A., Nakamoto, J., Toblin, R. (2005). Victimization in the peer group and children's academic functoning. Journal of Educational Psychology. Vol. 97, pp. 425-435.
    • Toblin, R., Schwartz, D., Gorman, A., Abou-ezzeddine, T. (2005). Social-Cognitive and behavioral attributes of aggressive victims of bullying. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. Vol. 26, pp. 325-346.
    • Xu, Y., Farver, J., Schwartz, D., Chang, L. (2004). Social networks and aggressive behavior in Chinese children. International Journal of Behavioral Development. Vol. 28, pp. 401-410.
    • Chang, L., Landsford, J., Schwartz, D., Farver, J. (2004). Marital quality, maternal depressed affect, harsh parenting and child externalising in Hong Kong Chinese families. International Journal of Behavioral Development. Vol. 28, pp. 311-318.
    • Chang, L., Schwartz, D., Dodge, K., McBride-Chang, C. (2003). Harsh parenting in relation to child emotion regulation and aggression. Journal of Family Psychology/APA. Vol. 17, pp. 598-606.
    • Schwartz, D., Gorman, A. (2003). Community violence exposure and children's academic performance. Journal of Educational Psychology. Vol. 95, pp. 163-173.
    • Schwartz, D., Farver, J., Chang, L., Lee-Shim, Y. (2002). Victimization in South Korean children's peer groups. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology/Elsevier (Pergamon). Vol. 30, pp. 113-125.
    • Schwartz, D., Chang, L., Farver, J. (2001). Correlates of victimization in Chinese children's peer groups. Developmental Psychology/American Psychological Association. Vol. 37, pp. 520-532.
    • Schwartz, D., Dodge, K., Pettit, G., Bates, J. E., Conduct Disorders Prevention Research Group, .. (2000). Friendship as a moderating factor in the pathway between early harsh home environment and later victimization in the peer group. Developmental Psychology/American Psychological Association. Vol. 36, pp. 646-662.
    • Schwartz, D., Proctor, L. (2000). Community violence exposure and children's social adjustment in the school peer group: The mediating roles of emotion regulation and social cognition. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology/American Psychological Association. Vol. 68, pp. 670-683.
    • Schwartz, D. (2000). Subtypes of aggressors and victims in children's peer groups. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology/Elsevier (Pergamon). Vol. 28, pp. 181-192.
    • Schwartz, D., McFadyen-Ketchum, S., Dodge, K., Pettit, G., Bates, J. E. (1999). Early behavior problems as a predictor of later peer group victimization: Moderators and mediators in the pathways of social risk. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology/Elsevier (Pergamon). Vol. 27, pp. 191-201.

    Honors and Awards

    • Certificate of Recognization for Excellence in Mentoring, Mellon Program, 2005-  

    Service to the Profession


    Editorships and Editorial Boards
    • Editorial Board, Child Development, 2007-  
    • Editorial Board, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 2004-  
    • Editorial Board, Developmental Psychology, 1999-2004  

    Professional Memberships
    • Society for Research in Child Development, 1992-  




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