Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., University of Arkansas
M.A., University of Arkansas
B.S., Houghton College
David Johnson began his study of psychology at Houghton College in New York, earning his undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology. He developed an interest in cognitive-social psychology, eventually earning his M.A. and Ph.D. in Experimental Social Psychology from the University of Arkansas. Dr. Johnson teaches Introductory Psychology, Honors Introductory Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, and Behavioral Neuroscience. His research interests are in the areas of attribution theory, attribution-behavior relationships, counter-factual thinking, and resource management. He also has a strong interest in developing instructional resources for teachers of psychology.
Dr. Johnson has been active professionally throughout his career. His published books, articles, and conference presentations number over 100. Dr. Johnson is an active member of a variety of professional organizations. From 2000-2001, Dr. Johnson served as president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Division 2 of the American Psychological Association. He continues to be an active proponent of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Outside of his professional activities, Dr. Johnson enjoys time with his wife, Simone Schroder, Assistant Professor of Library Services at JBU. Along with writing and publishing, Dr. Johnson spends his time reading, developing his photography skills, and participating in the Society for Creative Anachronism.