Elizabeth Schwab - Faculty

Elizabeth Schwab

Associate Department Chair
  • The Chicago School Chicago
    The Chicago School Online
IO/Business Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Online)
325 N Wells St Chicago, IL 60654
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Dr. Schwab possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Neuropsychology, a Master’s degree in Applied Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Organizational Effectiveness, and a Doctorate in Business Psychology. Her research is grounded in Behavioral Economics and focuses on the relationship between affect, cognitive information processing, and persuasive messages.

Dr. Schwab has taught with The Chicago School of Professional Psychology since 2011. Her prior teaching experience includes Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Dr. Schwab has more than 10 years of experience consulting in the restaurant/bar, marketing, legal, and academic/education industries. Her experience varies from training and education to skill building and message consulting and includes; individualized coaching to improve and build business skills, concept development for new product release, and website critiques and organization/brand-message alignment; all through the lens of Behavioral Economics. Dr. Schwab consults regularly to Fortune 500 companies with BrandTrust, a marketing firm located in Chicago, Illinois.

More recently, Dr. Schwab developed the Master of Art in Behavioral Economics program, launched in Spring 2015. Currently, she is the Associate Department Chair for the Business Psychology Division.

  • B.A. Psychology: Neuropsychology
  • M.A. Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Organizational Effectiveness
  • Psy. D. Business Psychology
Areas Of Expertise

Select Presentations

  • Schwab, E. (2013, October 10). Behavioral economics seminar. Professional Development Lecture conducted at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL.
  • Schwab, E. (2015, July 9). Behavioral economics at work. ODN/C workshop conducted at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL.
  • Schwab, E. & Benesh, J. (2015, July 15). Behavioral economics and the organization: Decision making in organizations. Fielding Alumni summer Track Sessions conducted at Westin O'Hare Hotel, Rosemont, IL.

Select Publications

  • Schwab, E., & Caccitolo, J. (n.d.). "Nudging" in government: The role of psychologists in Obama's behavioral insights team. Nudging in Government: The Role Of Psychologists. Retrieved from http://psychology.thechicagoschool.edu/resource/industrial-organizational/nudging-in- government?cmgfrm=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.google.com%252Furl

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Chicago Industrial and Organizational Psychologists (CIOP)
  • Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists (SIOP)
  • Society 4 Social Neuroscience (S4SN)
  • Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM)