Curriculum Vitae

Last updated November 2016. You can download a more updated .pdf version here.

DAVID JEFFREY JOHNSON

PERSONAL INFORMATION

244B Psychology Building Email: john3598@msu.edu
Michigan State University Office: (517) 353-0890
East Lansing, MI 48824

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, Social and Personality Psychology
Dissertation – Dispatch information and police use of force: Computationally modeling decisions to shoot.
Expected 2017
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI  
Master of Arts, Social and Personality Psychology
Thesis – To fight or not to fight: Does conspecific strength influence defensive signaling?
2014
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Summa Cum Laude
  2011
St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD

AWARDS/HONORS

Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Michigan State University ($7000) 2016
Travel Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology ($500) 2016
Michigan State Research Enhancement Award ($1500) 2016
Attendee, Summer Institute for Social and Personality Psychology 2015
St. Mary’s Psychology Senior Thesis Award 2011
Jonathan Sekula Memorial Award in Psychology 2011

MANUSCRIPTS

Johnson, D.J. (in press). Assessment of fighting ability. In T. Shackelfordm & V. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. New York: Springer.

Johnson, D.J., Wortman, J., Cheung, F., Hein, M., Lucas, R.E., Donnellan, M.B., … Narr, R.K. (2016). The effects of disgust on moral judgments: Testing moderators. Social and Personality Psychological Science, 7, 640-647.

Keller, V.N., Johnson, D.J., Harder, J.A. (2016). Meeting your inner super(wo)man: Are power poses effective when taught? In principle acceptance at Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology.

Ebersole, C. R., Atherton, O. E., Belanger, A. L., Skulborstad, H. M., Allen, J. M., Banks, J.B., … Nosek, B. A. (in press). Many Labs 3: Evaluating participant pool quality across the academic semester via replicationJournal of Experimental Social Psychology, 67, 68-82. [Contribution: Helped design experiment, collected data, and edited manuscript]

Open Science Collaboration. (2015). Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Science, 349. [Contribution: Collected data and edited manuscript]

Bélanger, J.J., Kruglanski, A.W., Chen, X., Orehek, E., Johnson, D.J. (2015) When Mona Lisa smiled and love was in the air: On the cognitive energetics of motivated judgments. Social Cognition, 33, 104-119.

Johnson, D.J., Cheung, F., Donnellan, M.B. (2014). Hunting for artifacts: The perils of dismissing inconsistent replication results. Social Psychology, 45, 318-320.

Johnson, D.J., Cheung, F., & Donnellan, M. B. (2014). Does cleanliness influence moral judgments? A direct replication of Schnall, Benton, and Harvey (2008). Social Psychology, 45, 209–215.

Johnson, D.J., Hopwood, C.J., Cesario, J., Pleskac, T.J. (2016). Advancing research on psychological processes: A diffusion model primer. Manuscript under review.

Pleskac, T.J., Cesario, J., Johnson, D.J. (2016) Cognitive modeling in social cognition: The case of race bias in the decision to shoot. Resubmission invited at Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Cesario, J., Johnson, D.J., Eisthen, H.L. (2016). Your brain is not an onion with a tiny reptile inside. Resubmission invited at Psychological Science.

MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION

Johnson, D.J., Pleskac, T.J., Cesario, J. (2016). Duel(ing) process theories: Advantages of sequential sampling models over dual process models.

Cesario, J., Johnson, D.J. (2016). Power poseur: Resource computation, not bodily expansiveness, matters in dyadic interactions.

Cesario, J., Johnson, D.J., Terrill, W. (2016) Are Black Americans killed by police gunfire more than we would expect? A quantitative analysis of officer-involved shootings in 2015.

Johnson, D.J., Cesario, J. (2016). Merely completing the IAT can increase unintentional categorization.

PRESENTATIONS

Johnson, D.J., Cesario, J., Pleskac, T.J. (2017). Dispatch information and the decision to shoot. Talk presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Johnson, D.J., Cesario, J., Pleskac, T.J. (2016). The role of categorical information in the decision to shoot. Talk presented at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

Johnson, D.J., Cesario, J., Pleskac, T.J. (2016). Cognitive modeling and the decision to shoot. Talk presented at the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Johnson, D.J., Cesario, J., Pleskac, T.J. (2016). Modeling dispatch information and the decision to shoot. Talk presented at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Johnson, D.J., Cesario, J. (2015). Modeling the “shooter task”: Comparing signal detection and diffusion models within a Bayesian framework. Talk presented at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Johnson, D.J., Cheung, F., Donnellan, M.B. (2013). Does cleanliness really reduce the severity of moral judgments? Talk presented at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Johnson, D.J., Cesario, J. (2013). Reducing racial categorization through alternative cues to group membership. Talk presented at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Johnson, D.J. (2011). Thinking without thinking? Stereotype use and unconscious thought theory. Talk presented at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD.

POSTERS

Johnson, D.J., Cesario, J., Pleskac, T.J. (2016). A drift diffusion model of race bias in laboratory shooter tasks. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Johnson, D.J., Cesario, J., Pleskac. T.J. (2016). The drift diffusion model: Advantages of a single process model of stereotyping and prejudice. Poster presented at the Social Cognition Preconference, San Diego, CA.

Johnson, D.J., Cesario, J. (2013). Erasing race through recategorization? Additional cues undermine recategorization effects. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C.

Johnson, D.J., Bélanger, J.J., Kruglanski, A.W. (2013). More is not always better: The effect of cognitive resources on motivated biases. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Johnson, D.J., Han, H.A. (2012). Thinking without thinking? In search of the elusive unconscious thought effect. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

MENTEE PRESENTATIONS

Castelo, R., Johnson, D.J., & Cesario, J. (2016). Race bias in shooting decisions: Testing police officers in an immersive experimental shooter task. Poster presented at Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences, Michigan State University.

Bolton, M., & Johnson, D.J., & Cesario, J. (2016). Testing race bias in police officers using a shooting simulator. Poster presented at Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences, Michigan State University.

Osuji, C., Johnson, D.J., & Cesario, J. (2015). Race bias in decisions to shoot: Physiological responses to immersive and non-immersive experimental shooter tasks. Poster presented at Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences, Michigan State University.

Ross, E., Johnson, D.J., & Cesario, J. (2014). Does a more realistic approach to the shooter task reveal similar biases in the decision to shoot? Poster presented at Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences, Michigan State University.

MENTORING EXPERIENCE

Summer Research Opportunity Program (MSU Summer Program)
Romulus Castelo 2016
Matthew Bolton 2016
NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (MSU Summer Program)
Chelsea Osuji 2015
Erica Ross 2014

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor
PSY101: Introductory Psychology 2015
Lab Instructor
PSY395: Research Design and Management 2015
Teaching Assistant
PSY270: Community Psychology 2012
PSY235: Social Psychology 2013, 2015, 2016
PSY236: Personality Psychology 2013
PSY235: Introductory Psychology 2014
PSY815: Research Design and Methods 2015, 2016

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

Social Psychology and Personality Science 2014 –
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 2016 –
Scientific Reports 2016 –
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 2016 –

PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS

Dyadic Data Analysis (Deborah Kashy) 2013
Psychophysics “Boot Camp” (Elizabeth Page-Gould) 2013
Best Research Practices (Eli Finkel) 2015
Bayesian Data Analysis (John Krushke) 2013, 2016

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Psychological Association 2016
Summer Institute for Social and Personality Psychology 2015
International Social Cognition Network 2014
Association for Psychological Science 2012
Society for Personality and Social Psychology 2011

REFERENCES

Joseph Cesario, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Michigan State University
Office: (517) 355-0203, Email: cesario@msu.edu

Tim Pleskac, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Center for Adaptive Rationality, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Office: +49 30 82406-451, Email: pleskac@mpib-berlin.mpg.de

Brent Donnellan, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, Texas A & M University
Office: (979) 845-4409, Email: mbdonnellan@tamu.edu

Kevin Ford, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, Michigan State University
Office: (517) 353-5006, Email: fordjk@msu.edu