David W. Shwalb
I have collected most of my research data on the following topics, as related to
culture, and to social and personality development across the lifespan:
- The development of self-respect, respect, and disrespect in contexts of school and family
- Parental beliefs about childrearing and child development
- Peer group relations and the development of cooperation and competition
My scholarly interests as a developmental psychologist focus on the question of how families and schools influence culture-based values and behavior in children and adolescents. My data have most often been based on self-report-measures, and I have also published research studies that utilized naturalistic observations, experiments, interviews, meta-analysis, content analysis, and participant observation methodologies. I lived in Japan for nine years, first as a college student, and then as a teacher, researcher, parent and professor, and have collected most of my data in Asia.
My priority activities this year include the following:
- 1. Conclude research projects on self-respect, disrespect, and self-esteem,
and on In-group / out-group preferences in relation to dual-immersion
classrooms, with student research teams
- 2. Complete book chapter titled "Fathering Diversity Within Nations"
for Oxford Handbook of Human Development and Culture (L.
- 3. Publish handbook (in Japanese with Asakura Shoten Publishing) of key expressions used writing
research reports for publication in peer-reviewed English-language
journals, with co-authors Masaharu Takahashi and Barbara J. Shwalb
- 4. Serve as a bridge between Asian and American psychologists, for
instance as the abstracts editor for the "Japanese Journal of
Developmental Psychology" and the “Japanese Journal of Child Abuse &
- 5. As a former President and Webmaster/Listserv Administrator for the Society for Cross-Cultural Research, contribute to the Society’s 2014
annual conference and manage the Society’s web site
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