H. durell Johnson, ph.D.

Associate professor

Human development and family studies

Ph.D., Developmental Psychology (August 1999)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

Dissertation: Adolescentsí perceptions of power and intimacy violations during conflicts with same- and cross-sex friends: Associations with conflict characteristics and outcomes.


M.A., Experimental Child Psychology (December 1996)

University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE

Thesis: Interparental conflict, family environment and perceived interpersonal conflicts among late adolescents.


B.A., Psychology (May 1993)

Minors: Sociology and General Anthropology

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

Penn State WS HDFS and

PSYCH Program Information

HDFS Associate Degree

HDFS Baccalaureate Degree

HDFS Minor

Psychology Minor



Contact Information

Penn State Worthington Scranton

Human Development and Family Studies

205 Dawson

120 Ridge View Drive

Dunmore, PA† 18512

(570) 963-2672



Office Hours (Fall 2013):

Tuesday & Thursday 11:30-1:00



Selected Publications

Johnson, H. D., Mahoney, M. A., & LaVoie, J. C. (2013). Situational, interpersonal, and† intrapersonal characteristic associations with adolescent conflict forgiveness, Journal of Genetic Psychology, 174, 291-315.


Johnson, H. D. (2012). Relationship duration moderation of identity status differences in emerging adultsí same-sex friendship intimacy. Journal of Adolescence, 35, 1515-1525.


Johnson, H. D., Kent, A., & Yale, E. (2012). Examination of identity and romantic relationship intimacy associations with well-being in emerging adulthood. Identity: A Journal of Theory and Research, 12, 296-319.


Johnson, H. D., Loff, K. A., Bell, G., Grogan, E. A., Yale, E., Brady, E., Foley, R. J., & Pilosi, T. A. (2009). Identity exploration and commitment associations with gender differences in emerging adultsí romantic relationship intimacy. In E. Cuyler & M. Ackhart (Eds.). Psychology of Relationships (pp. 131-147). New York: Nova Publishing.