About SSEA

SSEA Leadership

Past President (2015-2017):
Seth Schwartz, University of Miami Medical School


Dr. Seth J. Schwartz is Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. He is a Founding Member and President-Elect for SSEA. He has a master’s degree in family and child sciences from Florida State University and a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Florida International University. His research interests include personal and cultural identity, immigration and acculturation, health risk behavior, well-being, and parenting and family functioning. He has over 200 scholarly publications and has been principal investigator of three grant awards from the National Institutes of Health.

Selected Publications:

Schwartz, S. J., Zamboanga, B. L., Luyckx, K., Meca, A., & Ritchie, R. A. (2013). Identity in emerging adulthood: Reviewing the field and looking forward. Emerging Adulthood, 1, 96-113.

Schwartz, S. J., Unger, J. B., Zamboanga, B. L., & Szapocznik, J. (2010). Rethinking the concept of acculturation: Implications for theory and research. American Psychologist, 65, 237-251.

Schwartz, S. J., Benet-Martínez, V., Knight, G. P., Unger, J. B., Zamboanga, B. L., Des Rosiers, S. E., Stephens, D. P., Huang, S., & Szapocznik, J. (2014). Effects of language of assessment on the measurement of acculturation: Measurement equivalence and cultural frame switching. Psychological Assessment, 26, 100-114.

Schwartz, S. J., Des Rosiers, S., Huang, S., Zamboanga, B. L., Unger, J. B., Knight, G. P., Pantin, H., & Szapocznik, J. (2013). Developmental trajectories of acculturation in Hispanic adolescents: Associations with family functioning and adolescent risk behavior. Child Development, 84, 1355-1372.

Schwartz, S. J., Klimstra, T. A., Luyckx, K., Hale, W. W., III, Frijns, T., Oosterwegel, A., van Lier, P. A. C., Koot, H. M., & Meeus, W. H. J. (2011). Daily dynamics of personal identity and self-concept clarity. European Journal of Personality, 25, 373-385.