VITA

John A. Johnson February 2020
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:

1977-1981

Johns Hopkins University Psychology M.A. 1979
  Baltimore, MD Psychology Ph.D. 1981

1976-1977

State University of New York Psychology no degree
  Brockport, NY    

1971-1976

Pennsylvania State University Psychology B.S. 1976
  University Park, PA Biology B.S. 1976

Professional Positions:

2014-present
 

Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Pennsylvania State University

1995-2013
 

Professor of Psychology
Pennsylvania State University, DuBois

1988-1995
 

Associate Professor of Psychology
Pennsylvania State University, DuBois

1990-1991
 

Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Research Fellow
University of Bielefeld, Germany

1981-1988
 

Assistant Professor of Psychology
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. DOI: 10.1002/j.2164-4950.1983.tb00117.x

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. DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-12-134645-4.x5000-8

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. DOI: 10.1016/b978-012134645-4/50004-4

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., Hřebíčková, 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 Psychological 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. DOI:10.1177/147470490800600414

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. DOI: 10.1037/12076-000

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. DOI: 10.1037/12076-001

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. DOI: 10.1037/12076-010

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. DOI: 10.1057/9781137002419

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

Johnson, J. A. (2014). Measuring thirty facets of the five factor model with a 120-item public domain inventory: Development of the IPIP-NEO-120. Journal of Research in Personality, 51, 78-89. DOI: 10.1016/j.jrp.2014.05.003

Johnson, J. A. (2015). The best way to think about situations: Process and Reality, yea; Circularity, nay. European Journal of Personality, 29, 394-395. DOI: 10.1002/per.2005

Carroll, J., Gottschall, J., Johnson, J. A., & Kruger, D. (2016). Agonistic structure in canonical British novels of the nineteenth century. In J. Carroll, D. P. McAdams, & E. O. Wilson (Eds.), Darwin's bridge: Uniting the humanities and sciences (pp. 195-222). New York: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190231217.003.0012

Johnson, J. A. (2017). Johnson, John A. In V. Ziegler-Hill and T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences  (pp. 1-11). New York: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_2169-1

Johnson, J. A. (2017). Big-Five model. In V. Zeigler-Hill, T.K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences (1-16). New York: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_1212-1

Carroll, J., Johnson, J., Salmon, C., Kjeldgaard-Christiansen, J., Clasen, M., & Jonsson, E. (2017). A cross-disciplinary survey of beliefs about human nature, culture, and science. Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture, 1, 1-32. DOI: 10.26613/esic/1.1.2

Kajonius, P. J., & Johnson, J. (2018). Sex differences in 30 facets of the Five Factor Model of personality in the large public (N = 320,128). Personality and Individual Differences, 129, 126-130. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2018.03.026

Johnson, J. A. (2018). Correcting a longstanding misconception about social roles and personality: A case study in the psychology of science. Behavioral Sciences, 8(57), 1-12. DOI: 10.3390/bs8060057

Clasen, M., Kjeldgaard, J., & Johnson, J. A. (November 26, 2018). Horror, personality, and threat simulation: A survey on the psychology of scary media. Evolutionary Behavioral Science. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1037/ebs0000152

Johnson, J. A. (2019). Big-5 factors of personality: Building on Tupes and Christal (1961). In P. Corr (Ed.), Personality and individual differences: Revisiting the classic studies (pp. 87-100). London: Sage.

Johnson, J. A. (2019, June 12). Walt Whitman, positive psychologist [poetry annotation]. In Every atom: Reflections on Whitman at 200 (No. 13), North American Review

Johnson, J. A. (2019). Explaining to students how personality differences can be maintained in the face of directional selection through trait covariation. EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, ISSN: 1944-1932, NEEPS XII, 1-23.

Kajonius, P. J., & Johnson, J. (2019, June). Assessing the structure of the five factor model of personality (IPIP-NEO-120) in the public domain. Europe's Journal of Psychology. Leibniz-Institute of Psychology Information (ZPID) DOI: 10.5964/ejop.v15i2.1671

Johnson, J. A. (December 4, 2019). Calibrating personality self-report scores to acquaintance ratings. Personality and Individual Differences. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2019.109734

Johnson, J. A., & Laidler, D. (February 21, 2020). Measuring hagioptasia: A case study in theory-testing through Internet-based personality scale development. Personality and Individual Differences, 159, 109919. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2020.109919

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.

Kjeldgaard-Christiansen, J., Clasen, M., & Johnson, J. A. (2017, June). Can an evolutionary analysis dissolve the paradox of horror? A quantitative study of individual variables and horror media use. Paper presented at the 29th annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Boise, ID.

Johnson, J. A. (2018, April). An evolutionary fitness interpretation of personality trait covariance. Poster presented at the 12th annual meeting of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Conference, New Paltz, NY.

Clasen, M., Kjeldgaard-Christiansen, J., & Johnson, J. A. (2019, June). The psychological underpinnings of horror media: Survey results and theoretical implications. Annual conference of the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image 2019, Hamburg, Germany.

Kjeldgaard-Christiansen, J., Fiskaali, A., Clasen, M., Høgh-Olesen, H., Johnson, J. A., & Smith, M. (2019, June). Who roots for the villain? Annual conference of the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image 2019, Hamburg, Germany.

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-present

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

1983-1984

Penn State DuBois Campus Professor of the Year

1986-2013

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-Organizational 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:

1999-present

Consultant, International Personality Item Pool, https://ipip.ori.org/
(Respond to all inquiries; total redesign of Website in 2016; maintain and update site)

2018-present

Skillpower, Inc. (Personality components of a health behavior change app)

2018-present

BodhaAI, Inc. (Assessing team cohesion)

2002

Techmicro (Development of a sales inventory)

2005

Hogan Assessment Systems (Development of a measure of social skills and desirability responding)

2000

Helms, Greco & Whitenack (Development of an online general personality assessment)

1991-1993

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

1985-1993

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

1986-1990

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)

1984-1985

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

1979-1981

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

1979-1981

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)

1980-1981

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

1979-1981

Test Center Supervisor, Graduate Record Examinations

Reviewing and Editorial Work:

2018-present

Editorial Board, Personality and Individual Differences

2016-present

Editorial Board, Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture

2009-2013

Editorial Board, The Evolutionary Review

2009-2014

Editorial Board, Social Psychological & Personality Science

2007-2016

Consulting Editor, Assessment

2005-2014

Consulting Editor, Journal for Research in Personality

2005-2007

Consultant Editor, European Journal of Personality

1984-2014

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

1979-present

Occasional Reviewer, American Journal of Bioethics: Neuroscience, American Psychologist, Applied Psychology: An International Review, Assessment, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, British Journal of Psychology, British Journal of Social Psychology, Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography, Cognition, Emotion, and Motivation, Educational and Psychological Measurement, European Journal of Psychology, European Journal of Psychological Assessment, Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture, Frontiers in Psychology, International Journal of Psychological Research,  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Business Psychology, Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, Journal of Personality, Journal of Personality Assessment, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Positive Psychology, Journal of Researh in Personality, Journal of Social Psychology, Multivariate Behavioral Research, Nature: Human Behavior, New Ideas in Psychology, Nordic Psychology, Perceptual and Motor Skills, Personality and Individual Differences, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Psychological Assessment, Psychological Methods, Psychological Reports, Psychology and Aging, Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, Secularism and Nonreligion, Social and Personality Psychology Compass, Social Psychological and Personality Science, Science Communication, Theory and Psychology

1983-1985;
2009-2014
Consulting Editor, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Personality Processes and Individual Differences

2003-2012

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

1989-1991

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

$115,131

Small Grants from DuBois Education Foundation:

1982-2011

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

$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:  

1989-1990

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

1984-1985

Chair, DuBois Campus Faculty Congress

1984-1985

Chair, DuBois Campus Faculty Congress Committee on Committees

1987-1988

Vice-Chair, DuBois Campus Faculty Congress

1989-1990

Member, Liberal Arts Council of Senators

2004-2005

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

1986-1988;
1992-1994

Member, DuBois Campus Faculty Congress Research Committee (Chair, 1992-1994)
1985-1987;
2008-2009
Chair, DuBois Campus Faculty Congress Constitution Committee

1981-1982

Member, DuBois Campus Faculty Congress Student Affairs Committee

1982-1984

Member, DuBois Campus Faculty Congress Student Publications Board

1984-1990;
1991-1992;
2001-2007
Member, DuBois Campus Faculty Congress Computer Committee (Chair 1989-1990) (Renamed Information Technology Advisory Committee in 2001 and Teaching, Learning Advisory Committee in 2004)

1982-1985;

Member, DuBois Campus Faculty Congress Academic Affairs Committee (Chair, 1982-1983)

1995-1998;
2000-2008
Member, DuBois Faculty Congress Faculty Affairs Committee (Chair, 2002-2005)

1998-1999

Member, DuBois Campus Faculty Congress First Year Seminar Committee

1997-2010

DuBois Campus Faculty Ombudsman

Campus and College Administrative and Administrative Support Work

1989-1990

Chair, Committee to Evaluate CORE Advising Program

1983-1985

Alternate, Faculty Representative to Discipline Board

1989-1990;
1993-1994
Member, DuBois Campus Judicial Affairs Hearing Board (Chair, 1989-90)

2001-2002

Co-Chair, DuBois Campus Space Utilization Committee

2000-2004

Member, DuBois Campus Awards Committee

2007-2014

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

2008-2010

University College Sabbatical Review Committee

2009

Member, University College Distinguished Professor Review Committee

1989-1990

Program Leader, 2-Letters, Arts, & Sciences

1989-1990;
1992-2000
Program Leader, Extended General Arts & Sciences Program (Letters, Arts, & Sciences beginning in 1995)

1984-1985;
1987-1988;
1993-1994;
1997

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

1998-2014

DuBois Campus Faculty Exit Interview Officer

Multiple
Years
Search Committee Member: Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Faculty (1984-1985); Economics Faculty (1985-1986, Chair; 1986-1987; 1992-1993, Chair); Psychology Department Faculty (1992-1994); DuBois Campus CEO (1993-1994); Sociology Faculty, Human Development and Family Studies Faculty, Commonwealth College Dean (1997-1998); Economics Faculty (1998-1999); Department of Psychology Head (1998-1999); Commonwealth College Associate Dean for Programs (1999-2000, Chair); Economics Faculty (1999-2000); DuBois Campus CEO (2002-2003); Berks-Lehigh Valley (2004)

Curriculum Work

1984-1987
Member, University Behavioral and Social Sciences Curriculum Committee

1984-1987;
1993-1996;
2006-2007

Member, Department of Psychology Curriculum Committee

2005-2006

Member, University Uniform Course Abbreviations Committee

Promotion and Tenure Committee Work

1988-1994;
1997-2014
Member, DuBois Campus Promotion & Tenure Committee (Chair 1991-1994; 1998-2001; 2003) (Special Promotion to Professor Committee 2005-2006; 2008-2009)

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 (1995-1997, Chair); Altoona College Division of Education, Human Development, & Social Sciences (1998-1999); Department of Psychology (1999); Division of Social Science and Education (1999-2000; 2006; 2001-2005, 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).

1996-1999

Member, Commonwealth College Promotion & Tenure Committee

2001-2003

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

2003-2014

Member, University Immediate Promotion & Tenure Committee

University-Level Service

1995-2014

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

2001-2003

Member, University Commission on LGBT Equity

2007

Member, University Standing Joint Committee on Tenure

2008-2017

Member, Penn State Alumni Association Teaching Fellow Award Selection Committee

2010-2011

Member, Campus Academic Review Coordinating Committee