VITA

 

John A. Johnson                                                          January 2014

Department of Psychology                                         Email: j5j@psu.edu

The Pennsylvania State University                             WWW: http://www.personal.psu.edu/~j5j/

 

Personal:

            Born November 11, 1953, in Ann Arbor, Michigan

            Married, four children

Education:

            1977-81           Johns Hopkins University                   Psychology      M.A. 1979

                                    Baltimore, Maryland                                                   Ph.D. 1981

            1976-77           State University of New York                        Psychology      no degree

                                    Brockport, New York

            1971-76           Pennsylvania State University

                                    University Park,                                  Psychology      B.S. 1976

                                    Pennsylvania                                       Biology           B.S. 1976

Professional Positions:  

            2014-               Professor Emeritus of Psychology

            present             Pennsylvania State University

 

            1995-               Professor of Psychology

            2013                Pennsylvania State University, DuBois

 

            1988-               Associate Professor of Psychology

            1995                Pennsylvania State University, DuBois

 

            1990-               Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Research Fellow

            1991                University of Bielefeld, Germany

 

            1981-               Assistant Professor of Psychology

            1988                Pennsylvania State University, DuBois

                                    (Joined graduate faculty, 1984)

 

            1981                Instructor

                                    Johns Hopkins Evening College

 

            1980                Instructor

                                    Towson State University

 Published Articles, Reviews, and Book Chapters:

           Hogan, R., Johnson, J. A., & Emler, N. P. (1978). A socioanalytic theory of moral development. In W. Damon (Ed.), New directions for child development: Vol. 2. Moral development (pp. 1-18). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. doi:10.1002/cd.23219780203

           Reprinted (1994) in B. Puka (Ed.) Fundamental research in moral development. Moral development: A compendium (Vol. 2, pp. 303-320). New York: Garland Publishing, Inc.

           Johnson, J. A., Hogan, R., Zonderman, A. B., Callens, C., & Rogolsky, S. (1981). Moral judgment, personality, and attitudes toward authority. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 40, 370-373. doi:10.1037//0022-3514.40.2.370

           Reprinted (1981) in J. Keating (Ed.), Annual editions: Social psychology 82/83 (pp. 147-150). Guilford, CT: Dushkin.

           Johnson, J. A. (1981). The "self-disclosure" and "self-presentation" views of item response dynamics and personality scale validity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 40, 761-769. doi:10.1037//0022-3514.40.4.761

           Johnson, J. A., & Hogan, R. (1981). Moral judgments and self-presentations. Journal of Research in Personality, 15, 57-63. doi:10.1016/0092-6566(81)90006-4

           Johnson, J. A., & Hogan, R. (1981). Vocational interests, personality, and effective police performance. Personnel Psychology, 34, 49-53. doi:10.1111/j.1744-6570.1981.tb02176.x

           Johnson, J. A., Smither, R., & Holland, J. L. (1981). Evaluating vocational interventions: A tale of two career development seminars. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 28, 180-183. doi:10.1037//0022-0167.28.2.210

           Laufer, W. S., Johnson, J. A., & Hogan, R. (1981). Ego control and criminal behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 41, 179-184. doi:10.1037//0022-3514.41.1.179

           Gold, P. C., & Johnson, J. A. (1982). Prediction of achievement in reading, self-esteem, auding, and verbal language by adult illiterates in a psychoeducational tutorial program. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 38, 513-522. doi:10.1002/1097-4679(198207)38:3<513::AID-JCLP2270380308>3.0.CO;2-7

           Gold, P. C., & Johnson, J. A. (1982). Entry-level achievement characteristics of youths and adults reading below fifth level: A preliminary profile and analysis. Psychological Reports, 50, 1011-1019. doi: 10.2466/pr0.1982.50.3.1011

           Johnson, J. A. (1983). [Review of Social Cognition: Studies of the development of understanding]. Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography, 57(5&6), 333-334.

           Richmond, L. J., Johnson, J. A., Downs, M., & Ellinghaus, A. (1983). Needs of non-Caucasian students in vocational education: A special minority group. Journal of Non-White Concerns in Personnel and Guidance, 12, 13-18.

           Johnson, J. A. (1983). Criminality, creativity, and craziness: Structural similarities in three types of nonconformity. In W. S. Laufer & J. M. Day (Eds.), Personality theory, moral development, and criminal behavior (pp. 81-105). Lexington, MA: D. C. Heath.

           Hansson, R. O., Hogan, R., Johnson, J. A., & Schroeder, D. (1983). Disentangling Type A behavior: The roles of ambition, insensitivity, and anxiety. Journal of Research in Personality, 17, 186-197. doi:10.1016/0092-6566(83)90030-2

           Johnson, J. A., Cheek, J. M., & Smither, R. (1983). The structure of empathy. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 45, 1299-1312. doi:10.1037//0022-3514.45.6.1299

           Smither, R., Richmond, L. J., Johnson, J. A., Ellinghaus, A., & Downs, M. (1983). Vocational identity, personal problems, and counseling needs of vocational education students. The Virginia Counselors Journal, 11, 19-25.

           Johnson, J. A. (1984). [Review of Child personality structure and development: Multivariate theory and research]. Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography, 58(1), 105.

           Johnson, J. A. (1985). [Review of Social accountability and selfhood]. Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography, 59(3), 322-323.

           Johnson, J. A., & Worley, L. D. (1987). Criminals' responses to religious themes in Whitman's poetry. In J. M. Day & W. S. Laufer (Eds.), Crime, values, and religion (pp. 133-151). Norwood, NJ: Ablex.

           Johnson, J. A. (1987). Influence of adolescent social crowds on the development of vocational identity. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 31, 182-199. doi:10.1016/0001-8791(87)90056-X

           Johnson, J. A., Germer, C. K., Efran, J. S., & Overton, W. F. (1988). Personality as the basis for theoretical predilections. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 55, 824-835. doi:10.1037//0022-3514.55.5.824

           Johnson, J. A. (1989). [Review of The emergence of morality in young children]. Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography, 63(2), 260-261.

           Johnson, J. A. (1989). [Review of Social structure and personality development: The individual as a productive processor of reality]. Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography, 63(3), 398.

           Johnson, J. A. (1990). Empathy as a personality disposition. In R. MacKay, J. Hughes, & J. Carver (Eds.), Empathy in the helping relationship (pp. 49-64). NY: Springer.

           Johnson, J. A. (1990). PDI Employment Inventory. In J. Hogan & R. Hogan (Eds.), Business and industry testing: Current practices and test reviews (pp. 425-433). Austin, TX: Pro-ed.

           Johnson, J. A. (1991). PDI Employment Inventory. In D. J Keyser & R. C. Sweetland (Eds.), Test critiques (Vol. 8, pp. 548-556). Austin, TX: Pro-ed.

           Ortiz, J. M., & Johnson, J. A. (1991). Philosophical worldview determines attitudes toward using background music before, during, and after counselling. Psychology of Music, 19, 159-163. doi:10.1177/0305735691192006

           Johnson, J. A., & Ostendorf, F. (1993). Clarification of the five factor model with the Abridged Big Five-Dimensional Circumplex. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65, 563-576. doi:10.1037//0022-3514.65.3.563

           Johnson, J. A. (1994). Clarification of factor five with the help of the AB5C model. In B. De Raad & G. L. Van Heck (Eds.), The fifth of the big five [Special Issue]. European Journal of Personality, 8, 311-334. doi:10.1002/per.2410080408

           Johnson, J. A. (1994). Multimethod replication of the AB5C model of personality traits. In B. De Raad, W. K. B. Hofstee, & G. L. M. Van Heck, Personality psychology in Europe, Volume 5 (pp. 42-49). Tilburg, The Netherlands:TilburgUniversity Press.

           Nolan, Y., Johnson, J. A., & Pincus, A. (1994). Personality and drunk driving: Identification of DUI types using the Hogan Personality Inventory. Psychological Assessment, 6, 33-40. doi:10.1037//1040-3590.6.1.33

           Johnson, J. A. (1997). Seven social performance scales for the California Psychological Inventory. Human Performance, 10, 1-30. doi:10.1207/s15327043hup1001_1

           Hogan, R., Johnson, J. A., & Briggs, S. R. (Eds.) (1997). Handbook of personality psychology. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

           Johnson, J. A. (1997). Units of analysis for description and explanation in psychology. In R. Hogan, J. A. Johnson, & S. R. Briggs (Eds.), Handbook of personality psychology (pp. 73-93). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

           Johnson, J. A. (1999). Persons in situations: Distinguishing new wine from old wine in new bottles. In I. Van Mechelen & B. De Raad (Eds.), Personality and situations [Special Issue]. European Journal of Personality, 13, 443-453. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1099-0984(199909/10)13:5<443::AID-PER358>3.0.CO;2-9

           Cawley, M. J. III, Martin, J. E., & Johnson, J. A. (2000). A virtues approach to personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 28, 997-1013. doi:10.1016/S0191-8869(99)00207-X

           Johnson, J. A. (2000). Predicting observers' ratings of the Big Five from the CPI, HPI, and NEO-PI-R: A comparative validity study. European Journal of Personality, 14, 1-19. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1099-0984(200001/02)14:1<1::AID-PER349>3.3.CO;2-5

           Johnson, J. A. (2001). Methods: personality psychology. In N. J. Smelser & P. B. Baltes (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. 16, 11313-113117. Amsterdam and New York: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B0-08-043076-7/01671-5

           Hendriks, A. A. J., Perugini, M., Angleitner, A., Ostendorf, F., Johnson, J. A. De Fruyt, F., Høebíèková, M., Murakami, T., Bratko, D., Conner, M. Janos Nagy, J., Nussbaum, S., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., & Ruisel, I. (2003). The Five Factor Personality Inventory: Cross cultural generalizability across 13 countries. European Journal of Personality, 17, 347-373. doi:10.1002/per.491

           Johnson, J. A. (2003, Fall/Winter). Why do we admire effort and derogate beauty? Entelechy: Mind and Culture. Stable URL: http://www.sunydutchess.edu/bhs/andrews/why_do_we_admire_effort_and_dero.htm.

           Johnson, J. A. (2004). The impact of item characteristics on item and scale validity. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 39, 273-302. doi:10.1207/s15327906mbr3902_6

           Johnson, J. A. (2005). Ascertaining the validity of web-based personality inventories. Journal of Research in Personality, 39, 103-129. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2004.09.009

           Buchanan, T., Johnson, J. A., & Goldberg, L. R. (2005). Implementing a five-factor personality inventory for use on the Internet. European Journal of Personality Assessment 21, 116-128. doi:10.1027/1015-5759.21.2.115

           Goldberg, L. R., Johnson, J. A., Eber, H. W., Hogan, R., Ashton, M. C., Cloninger, C. R., & Gough, H. G. (2006). The International Personality Item Pool and the future of public-domain personality measures. Journal of Research in Personality, 40, 84-96. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2005.08.007

           Johnson, J. A. (2006). Ego syntonicity in responses to items in the California Psychological Inventory. Journal of Research in Personality, 40, 73-83. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2005.08.008

           Johnson, J. A., & Hogan, R. (2006). A socioanalytic view of faking. In R. Griffith (Ed.), A closer examination of applicant faking behavior (pp. 209-231). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

           Johnson, J. A. (2008). Preferences underlying women’s choices in academic economics. Econ Journal Watch, 5, 219-226. Stable URL: econjwatch.org/file_download/208/2008-05-johnson-invest_apparatus.pdf

           Johnson, J. A., Carroll, J., Gottschall, J., & Kruger, D. J. (2008). Hierarchy in the library: Egalitarian dynamics in Victorian novels. Evolutionary Psychology, 6, 715-738. Stable URL: http://www.epjournal.net/filestore/ep06715738.pdf

           Carroll, J., Gottschall, J., Johnson, J. A., & Kruger, D. J. (2009). Human nature in the nineteenth-century British novel: Doing the math. Philosophy and Literature, 33, 50-72. DOI: 10.1353/phl.0.0031

           Reprinted (2011) as Agonistic structure in Victorian novels: Doing the math. In J. Carroll Reading human nature: Literary Darwinism in theory and practice. (pp. 151-175). Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

           Johnson, J. A. (2009). Wrong and right questions about persons and situations. In B. Donnellan, R. Lucas, & W. Fleeson (Eds.), Personality and assessment at age 40 [Special Issue]. Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 251-252. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2008.12.022

           Gosling, S. D., & Johnson, J. A. (Eds.) (2010). Advanced methods for conducting online behavioral research. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

           Johnson, J. A., & Gosling, S. D. (2010). How to use this book. In S. D. Gosling & J. A. Johnson (Eds.), Advanced methods for conducting online behavioral research (pp. 3-7). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

           Johnson, J. A. (2010). Web-based self-report personality scales. In S. D. Gosling & J. A. Johnson (Eds.), Advanced methods for conducting online behavioral research (pp. 149-166). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

           Carroll, J., Johnson, J. A., Gottschall, J., Kruger, D., & Georgiades, S. (2010). Quantifying tonal analysis in The Mayor of Casterbridge. Style, 44, 164-188.

           Reprinted (2011) in J. Carroll Reading human nature: Literary Darwinism in theory and practice. (pp. 177-193). Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

           Carroll, J., Gottschall, J., Johnson, J. A., & Kruger, D. (2010). Imagining human nature. In B. Boyd, J. Carroll, & J. Gottschall (Eds.), Evolution, literature, and film: A reader (pp. 211-218). New York: Columbia University Press.

           Johnson, J. A., Carroll, J., Gottschall, J., & Kruger, D. (2011). Portrayal of personality in Victorian novels reflects modern research findings but amplifies the significance of agreeableness. Journal of Research in Personality, 45, 50-58. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2010.11.011

           Johnson, J. A. (2011). The argumentative theory of reasoning applies to scientists and philosophers, too. [commentary on Mercier & Sperber: Why do humans reason?]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34, 81-82. doi:10.1017/S0140525X10002931

           Johnson, J. A. (2011). Vampires are real: An evolutionary view of The Twilight Saga. The Evolutionary Review: Art, Science, Culture, 2, 113-118.

           Carroll, J., Gottschall, J., Johnson, J. A., & Kruger, D. (2011). Paleolithic politics in British novels of the nineteenth century. In E. Slingerland & M. Collard (Eds.), Creating consilience: Integrating the sciences and the humanities (pp. 385-408). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

           Condensed version appeared (2010) in B. Boyd, J. Carroll, & J. Gottschall (Eds.), Evolution, literature, and film: A reader (pp. 490-506). New York: Columbia University Press.

           Carroll, J., Gottschall, J., Johnson, J. A., & Kruger, D. (2012). Graphing Jane Austin: The Evolutionary Basis for Literary Meaning. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

           Johnson, J. A. (2012). I want to believe: Why even the smartest among us fall for the illusion of purpose [Review of The Belief Instinct: The Psychology of Souls, Destiny, and the Meaning of Life by Jesse Bering]. The Evolutionary Review: Art, Science, Culture, 3, 15-22.

           Carroll, J., Johnson, J. A., Gottschall, J., & Kruger, D. (2012). Graphing Jane Austen: Agonistic structure in British novels of the nineteenth century. Scientific Study of Literature, 2, 1-24. doi 10.1075/ssol.2.1.01car

 

Technical Reports:

           Johnson, J. A. (1981, June). Relationship between proposed vocational program quality indicators, student satisfaction, placement, and job performance ratings. Final Report, Maryland State Department of Education. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 205800).

           Johnson, J. A. (1981, June). A comparison of four alternative delivery systems for vocational education: Apprenticeship, CETA, cooperative education, and industrial training. Final Report, Maryland State Department of Education. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 205801).


Papers Presented:

           Johnson, J. A. (1980, June). A nationwide survey of quality indicators for vocational education. Paper presented at the 7th Annual Conference of the Local Advisory Councils on Vocational-Technical Education, Easton, MD.

           Johnson, J. A. (1980, August). Personality tests: Self-disclosures or self- presentations? Paper presented at the 88th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Montreal, Canada. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 192 232)

           Johnson, J. A. (1981, September). Women returning to college: Occupation at enrollment, career aspirations, and job attained. Paper presented at the Research Conference on the Continuing Education of Women, Baltimore, MD.

           Hogan, R., & Johnson, J. A. (1981, September). The structure of personality. Paper presented at the 89th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.

           Johnson, J. A., & Cheek, J. M. (1982, April). Content dimensions of Hogan's Empthy Scale. Paper presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.

           Johnson, J. A., & Keown, W. H. (1983, April). Personality characteristics of successful 2- and 4-year engineering students. Paper presented at the North Central Section Meeting of the American Society of Engineering Education, Johnstown, PA.

           Johnson, J. A., & Schroeder, D., & Hogan, R. (1983, April). Salutary and pathogenic components of the Type A syndrome. Paper presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.

           Johnson, J. A., & Cheek, J. M. (1984, April). Influence of adolescent social cliques on vocational identity. Paper presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Baltimore, MD. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 246 360)

           Johnson, J. A. (1984, August). Measuring item ambiguity and subtlety in the California Psychological Inventory. Poster presented at the 92nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

           Johnson, J. A. (1984, August). Personality correlates of the organicism-mechanism dimension. Paper presented at the 92nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

           Johnson, J. A. (1986, April). Item ambiguity, subtlety, and discriminating power in the California Psychological Inventory. Poster presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

           Johnson, J. A. (1986, August). Can job applicants dissimulate on personality tests? Poster presented at the 94th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D. C.

           Aul, L. E., Sr., & Johnson, J. A. (1987, April). Tacit knowledge, social insight, and personality. Poster presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Arlington, VA. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 288 175)

           Johnson, J. A. (1987, April). Moderating effects of intraindividual variance across the trait descriptive universe. Poster presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Arlington, VA. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 288 176)

           Worley, L. D., & Johnson, J. A. (1987, April). Projective and intraceptive styles of poetry interpretation. Poster presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Arlington, VA. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 292 102)

           Johnson, J. A. (1987, August). Dissembling on the Hogan Personality Inventory during simulated personnel selection. Poster presented at the 95th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, New York, NY. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 290 785)

           Johnson, J. A. (1987, August). Toward valid measurement of Stephen Pepper's World Hypotheses. Poster presented at the 95th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, New York, NY. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 290 785)

           Johnson, J. A. (1988, April). Item ambiguity as a moderator of correlations between observer ratings and self-reports. Poster presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Buffalo, NY.

           Ortiz, J. M., & Johnson, J. A. (1989, March). Philosophical orientation and attitudes toward using music in psychotherapy. Poster presented at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

           Johnson, J. A., Howey, R. M., Reedy, Y. B., Gribble, H. A., & Ortiz, J. M. (1989, June). Extending the construct validity of the Organicism-Mechanism Paradigm Inventory. Paper presented at the 1st Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, Alexandria, VA.

           Nolan, Y., & Johnson, J. A. (1989, August). Personality dynamics of driving under the influence of alcohol. Paper presented at the 97th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

           Horner, K. L., & Johnson, J. A. (1990, March). Influence of private and public self- consciousness on dissembling. Poster presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.

           Johnson, J. A., & Horner, K. L. (1990, March). Personality inventory item responses need not veridically reflect "actual behavior" to be valid. Poster presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.

           Johnson, J. A. (1990, June). Unlikely virtues provide multivariate substantive information about personality. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, Dallas, TX.

           Johnson, J. A. (1991, June). Interpreting the California Psychological Inventory with the AB5C model. Invited paper presented to the Department of Psychology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

           Johnson, J. A. (1992, June). Multimethod replication of the AB5C model. Paper presented at the Sixth European Conference on Personality, Groningen, The Netherlands.

           Johnson, J. A. (1993, April). Toward a consensual definition of the Big Five. Paper presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Arlington, VA.

           Johnson, J. A. (1993, August). Sex roles do not lead to gender differences in personality. Poster presented at the 5th annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Binghamton, NY.

           Johnson, J. A, & Feldman, L. A. (1994, June). Evolution of personality, mood, and landscape preferences. Paper presented at the 6th annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Ann Arbor, MI.

           Johnson, J. A. (1996, July). Predicting observers' ratings of the big five from self-report inventories. Invited paper presented at the Eighth European Conference on Personality, Ghent, Belgium.

           Johnson, J. A. (1999, April). Which students and groups collaborate successfully? Paper presented at the Seventh Annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium, University Park, PA.

           Johnson, J. A. (1999, July). Some hypotheses concerning attempts to separate situations from personality dispositions. Invited paper presented at the Sixth European Congress of Psychology, Rome.

           Buchanan, T., Goldberg, L. R., & Johnson, J. A. (1999, November). WWW personality assessment: Evaluation of an on-line five factor inventory. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Computers in Psychology, Los Angeles, CA.

           Johnson, J. A. (2000, March). Web-based personality assessment. Poster presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Baltimore, MD.

           Johnson, J. A. (2001, May). Screening massively large data sets for non-responsiveness in web-based personality inventories. Invited talk to the joint Bielefeld-Groningen Personality Research Group, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

           Johnson, J. A. (2001, May). Reconsidering the causal efficacy of situations. Plenary address for the Biannual Kurt Lewin Institute Congress, Zeist, The Netherlands.

           Johnson, J. A. (2002, July). Effect of construal communality on the congruence between self-report and personality impressions. In P. Borkenau & F. M. Spinath (Chairs), Personality judgments: Theoretical and applied issues. Invited symposium conducted at the meeting of the 11th European Conference on Personality, Jena, Germany.

           Johnson, J. A. (2004, January). Ascertaining the validity of web-based personality inventories. Invited talk at the fifth annual meeting of the Association for Research on Personality, Austin, Texas.

           Johnson, J. A. (2005, January). Ego Syntonicity in CPI Items. Invited talk for the symposium honoring the 2005 Jack Block Award winner Harrison G. Gough, sixth annual meeting of the Association for Research in Personality, New Orleans.

           Johnson, J. A. (2005, January). The good, the bad, and the ugly: The IPIP consultant's experiences recounted. In L. R. Goldberg (Chair), The International Personality Item Pool, and the Future of Public-Domain Personality Measures. Presidential Symposium at the sixth annual meeting of the Association for Research in Personality, New Orleans.

           Carroll, J., Gottschall, J., Johnson, J. A., & Kruger, D. (2005, June). Individual differences in the achievement of evolutionarily relevant goals in Victorian novels. Paper presented at the 17th annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Austin, TX.

           Johnson, J. A., Carroll, J., Gottschall, J., & Kruger, D. (2006, January). The Victorian folk psychology of personality and life goals. Poster presented at the seventh annual meeting of the Association for Research in Personality, Palm Springs, CA.

           Carroll, J., Johnson, J. A., Gottschall, J., & Kruger, D. (2006, June). Graphing Jane Austin: Toward a new humanities. Paper presented at the 18th annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Philadelphia, PA.

           Holden, R. R., Johnson, J. A., & Murray, G. (2007, June). Personality itemmetrics: What differentiates among the elite items of the NEO-FFI? Poster presented at the 68th annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

           Carroll, J., Johnson, J. A., Gottschall, J., & Kruger, D. (2007, June). Male and female characters by male and female authors in British novels of the nineteenth century.  Paper presented at the 19th annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Williamsburg, VA.

           Johnson, J. A. (2007, June). The evolution of moral rules from natural laws. Poster presented at the 19th annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Williamsburg, VA.

           Smither, R., Johnson, J. A., Smither, J., & Bishop, A. (2007, August). Meditation, health promotion, and the five factor model of personality. Poster presented at the 115th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

          Carroll, J., Gottschall, J., Johnson, J. A., & Kruger, D. (2009, June). Paleolithic politics in British novels of the 19th century. Paper presented at the 21st annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Fullerton, CA.

           Johnson, J. A. (2009, July). Calibrating personality self-report scores to acquaintance ratings. Poster presented at the first stand-alone conference of the Association for Research in Personality, Evanston, IL.

            Nazimiec, J., & Johnson, J. A. (2010, March). Too many cooks in the kitchen: Group proficiency as a function of social boldness and reticence. Poster presented at the 4th annual meeting of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Conference, New Paltz, NY.

            Johnson, J. A. (2011, April). An evolutionary psychological analysis of intuitions about the fairness of wealth disparity. Poster presented at the 5th annual meeting of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Conference, Binghamton, NY.

Johnson, J. A. (2011, June). Development of a short form of the IPIP-NEO Personality Inventory. Poster presented at the 2nd Biennial Meeting of the Association for Research in Personality, Riverside, CA.


Honors and Memberships:

 

1983-2013

American Psychological Association

 

1983-2013

Society for Personality and Social Psychology

 

1983-2013

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

 

1983-2013

APA Division 5 - Evaluation, Measurement, & Statistics

 

1983-2013

Eastern Psychological Association

 

1991-2013

Human Behavior and Evolution Society

2010-2011

NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society

2013-present

Applied Evolutionary Psychology Society

 

1993-present

European Association of Personality Psychology

 

2001-2013

Association for Research in Personality

 

1977-present

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

 

1983-84

Penn State DuBois Campus Professor of the Year

 

1986-present

Marquis' Who's Who in the East

 

1996-present

Fellow, Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence

 

1997

Recipient, Provost's Collaborative and Curricular Innovations Special Recognition Program Award

 

1998

First place, STAR Project Award, Jack P. Royer Center for Learning and Academic Technologies

 

2000

The Penn State Teaching Fellow: The Alumni/Student Award for Excellence in Teaching

2009

Susanne Waitkus Faculty Award

 


Courses Taught:  

 

Introductory Psychology

 

Introduction to Personality Psychology

 

Theory of Personality

 

Theory and Practice of Standardized Testing

 

Basic Research Methods in Psychology

 

Advanced Personality Research Methods

 

Quantitative Methods for Humanists

 

Evolutionary Psychology

 

Psychology of Gender

Mental Health

 

Psychology of Adjustment

 

Introduction to Well-Being and Positive Psychology

 

Abnormal Psychology

 

College Survival Skills for Academic and Career Planning

 

Introduction to Developmental Psychology

 

Industrial Psychology

 

Human Relations in Organizations

 

Technical Writing

 

Quantitative Methods in the Liberal Arts

 

Graduate Seminar on Ideological Groups in Psychology

 

Numerous honors seminars and independent study courses

Consulting and Professional Activities:
   

 

1991-93

Deposit Bank (Selection procedures for bank employees at all levels)

 

1985-93

City of DuBois (Psychological screening of police and other municipal position applicants and selection of a new city manager)

 

1986-90

True Value Hardware Stores (Selection procedures for sales personnel, cashiers, dispatcher, and warehouse pricer)

 

1986

Better Homes and Garden Realtors (Screening real estate sales personnel)

 

1984-85

Burger King, Inc. (Selection procedures for kitchen and counter workers)

 

1979-81

Personnel Assessment and Selection Service (Selection procedures for Baltimore County Police)

 

1979-81

Johns Hopkins Evening College (Statewide surveys of counseling needs in vocational education and adult basic education; and

 

 

Evaluating the JHU Academy tutorial reading program for adult illiterates)

 

1980-81

Maryland State Department of Education (Validating program standards and evaluating alternative delivery systems for vocational education)

 

1979-81

Test Center Supervisor, Graduate Record Examinations

  

Reviewing and Editorial Work:
   

2009-2013

Editorial Board, The Evolutionary Review

2009-present

Editorial Board, Social Psychological & Personality Science

 

2007-present

Consulting Editor, Assessment

 

2005-present

Consulting Editor, Journal for Research in Personality

 

2005-2007

Consultant Editor, European Journal of Personality

 

1984-present

Textbook Reviewer, Allyn & Bacon, Brooks-Cole, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Holt Rinehart and Winston, Oxford University Press, Sage Publications, Simon & Schuster

 

1979-present

Occasional Reviewer, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, British Journal of Social Psychology, Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography, Cognition, Emotion, and Motivation, Journal of Business Psychology, Journal of Personality, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Positive Psychology, Journal of Social Psychology, Multivariate Behavioral Research, New Ideas in Psychology, Perceptual and Motor Skills, Personality and Individual Differences, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Psychological Reports, Psychology and Aging, Theory and Psychology

 

1983-85,
2009-present

Consulting Editor, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Personality Processes and Individual Differences

 

Yearly
until 2012

Reviewer, Divisions 5, 8, and 14 for the annual convention of the American Psychological Association

Research Interests:

My research has been aimed at improving the validity of self-report personality tests. I am especially interested in methods for improving the validity and pragmatic utility of computer-generated, narrative personality reports.

In addition to my research aimed at improving personality test validity, I have conducted research in several specific content areas. These include

the impact of personality on educational development, vocational choice, and job performance;

personality characteristics related to empathy, deviance, and creativity;

the relationship between personality, moral development and human evolution; and

psychological factors influencing the conduct of scientific research.


Grants:

Title III Grant from U.S. Department of Education

1989-   Creation of a Computer Classroom Based on a Local Area Network (LAN)

1991                                                                                                                            $115,131

Small Grants from DuBois Education Foundation:

1982-   (Various scale development projects, validation studies, and program evaluation studies)

2011                                                                                                                            $10,162

Small Grant from Schreyer Institute for Innovation in Learning:  

1996    Collaborative learning on the world wide web for introductory psychology students

                                                                                                                                    $2,000

Small Grant from the Center for Learning and Academic Technologies:

1997    Collaborative learning for the Psychology of Well-Being                              $5,000

Small Grant from the Penn State RDG Program  

1998    Automated Personality Testing on the World Wide Web                              $1,700

Small Grant from the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung:  

2002    Assessing the validity of web-based personality assessment                         €2,510

Major Grant from the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung:  

1989    Joint influence of personality inventory item properties, cognitive and
            personality variables, and testing context on the validity of self-reports       $33,000

Campus, Department, College, and University Service:

DuBois Campus Faculty Congress Positions and Committees

1984-85

Chair, DuBois Campus Faculty Congress

1984-85

Chair, DuBois Campus Faculty Congress Committee on Committees

1987-88

Vice-Chair, DuBois Campus Faculty Congress

1989-90

Member, Liberal Arts Council of Senators

2004-05

Penn State DuBois Senator, University Faculty Senate; Member, Senate Committee on  Computing and Information Systems

1986-88;
1992-93

Member, DuBois Campus Faculty Congress Research Committee (Chair, 1992-94)

1985-87;
2008-09

Chair, DuBois Campus Faculty Congress Constitution Committee

 

1981-82

Member, DuBois Campus Faculty Congress Student Affairs Committee

1982-84

Member, DuBois Campus Faculty Congress Student Publications Board

1984-90;
1991-92;
2001-07

Member, DuBois Campus Faculty Congress Computer Committee (Chair 1989-90) (Renamed Information Technology Advisory Committee in 2001 and Teaching, Learning Advisory Committee in 2004)

1982-85;

Member, DuBois Campus Faculty Congress Academic Affairs Committee (Chair, 1982-3)

1995-98;
2000-08

Member, DuBois Faculty Congress Faculty Affairs Committee (Chair, 2002-2005)

1998-99

Member, DuBois Campus Faculty Congress First Year Seminar Committee

1997-2010

DuBois Campus Faculty Ombudsman

Campus and College Administrative and Administrative Support Work

1989-90

Chair, Committee to Evaluate CORE Advising Program

1983-85

Alternate, Faculty Representative to Discipline Board

1989-90;
1993-94

Member, DuBois Campus Judicial Affairs Hearing Board (Chair, 1989-90)

2001-02

Co-Chair, DuBois Campus Space Utilization Committee

2000-04

Member, DuBois Campus Awards Committee

2007-present

Member, Academic Affairs Funding Committee for DEF, RDG, PDG, TDG, and FAME proposals

2008-10

University College Sabbatical Review Committee

2009

Member, University College Distinguished Professor Review Committee

1989-90

Program Leader, 2-Letters, Arts, & Sciences

1989-90;
1992-2000

Program Leader, Extended General Arts & Sciences Program (Letters, Arts, & Sciences beginning in 1995)

1984-85;
1987-88;
1993-94;
1997

College of the Liberal Arts, DuBois Campus Dean's Representative

1998-present

DuBois Campus Faculty Exit Interview Officer

Multiple
Years

Search Committee Member: Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Faculty (1984-5); Economics Faculty (1985-6, Chair; 1986-7; 1992-93, Chair); Psychology Department Faculty (1992-94); DuBois Campus CEO (1993-94); Sociology Faculty, Human Development and Family Studies Faculty, Commonwealth College Dean (1997-98); Economics Faculty (1998-99); Department of Psychology Head (1998-99); Commonwealth College Associate Dean for Programs (1999-2000, Chair); Economics Faculty (1999-2000); DuBois Campus CEO (2002-2003); Berks-Lehigh Valley (2004)

Curriculum Work

1984-87

Member, University Behavioral and Social Sciences Curriculum Committee

 

1984-87;
1993-96;
2006-07

Member, Department of Psychology Curriculum Committee

2005-06

Member, University Uniform Course Abbreviations Committee


 

Promotion and Tenure Committee Work

1988-94;
1997-present

Member, DuBois Campus Promotion & Tenure Committee (Chair 1991-94; 1998-2001; 2003—Special Promotion to Professor Committee; 2005-06; 2008-09)

Multiple
Years

Member, Promotion & Tenure Committees for other Departments and Campuses: Departments of Anthropology, Economics, and Counseling Psychology (1989); Department of Educational and School Psychology (1992); College of Education (1993); Department of Adult Education, Instructional Systems, and Workforce Education and Development (1995); Department of Psychology (1995-97, Chair); Altoona College Division of Education, Human Development, & Social Sciences (1998-99); Department of Psychology (1999); Division of Social Science and Education (1999-2000; 2006; 2001-05, Chair); Economics (1999-2000); Division of Health and Human Development (2002); Division of Human Development and Family Studies Promotion to Professor (2005); Fayette Campus (2006); Beaver Campus, Berks Campus, Greater Allegheny Campus, New Kensington Campus, Lehigh Valley Campus (2007); Shenango Campus, Fayette Campus (2008); Great Valley Department of Instructional Systems, UP College of Education Promotion to Professor (2008); Lehigh Valley Campus, New Kensington Campus (2009); Beaver Campus, Brandywine Campus, Schuylkill Campus (2010); Schuylkill Campus (2011); Hazleton Campus, Schuylkill Campus (2012).

1996-99

Member, Commonwealth College Promotion & Tenure Committee

2001-03

Member, University Promotion & Tenure Committee (Chair 2002-2003)

2003-present

Member, University Immediate Promotion & Tenure Committee

University-Level Service

1995-present

Member, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Support Network (later renamed LGBT and then LGBTA Network)

2001-03

Member, University Commission on LGBT Equity

2007

Member, University Standing Joint Committee on Tenure

2008-present

Member, Penn State Alumni Association Teaching Fellow Award Selection Committee

2010-11

Member, Campus Academic Review Coordinating Committee