Curriculum Vitae

Last updated September 2017. 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

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

Postdoctoral ResearcherMichigan State University 2017

EDUCATION

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

AWARDS/HONORS

Graduate Research Support Award, Michigan State University ($1200) 2017
Conference Award, Council of Graduate Students ($300) 2017
Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Michigan State University ($7000) 2016
Emergency Fellowship Funding, Michigan State University ($900) 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.

Cesario, J., Johnson, D.J. (in press). Power poseur: Bodily expansiveness does not matter in dyadic interactions. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Pleskac, T.J., Cesario, J., Johnson, D.J. (in press).How race effects evidence accumulation during the decision to shoot. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review.

Johnson, D.J., Hopwood, C.J., Cesario, J., & Pleskac, T.J. (2017). Advancing Research on Cognitive Processes in Social and Personality Psychology. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 8, 413–423.

Keller, V. N., Johnson, D. J., & Harder, J. A. (2017). Meeting your inner super(wo)man: are power poses effective when taught? Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology, 2, 106–122.

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.

Ebersole, C. R., Atherton, O. E., Belanger, A. L., Skulborstad, H. M., Allen, J. M., Banks, J.B., … Nosek, B. A. (2016). 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., Cesario, J., Pleskac, T.J., (2017). How prior information and police experience impacts decisions to shoot. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Johnson, D.J., Chopik, W. (2017). Geographic variation in the black-violence stereotype. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Cesario, J., Johnson, D.J., Eisthen, H.L. (2017). Your brain is not an onion with a tiny reptile inside. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Chopik, W.J., Bremner, R.H., Johnson, D.J., Giasson, H.L. (2017). Life begins at 63: Age differences in age perceptions and developmental transitions. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Cesario, J., Johnson, D.J., Terrill, W. (2017). Is there evidence of racial disparity in police use of deadly force? Analyses of officer-involved shootings in 2015-2016. Manuscript submitted for publication.

SELECTED MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION

Johnson, D.J., Peltier, C. (2017). Firearm prevalence does not impact racial bias in shooting decisions. Revising manuscript for resubmission.

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

Johnson, D.J. & Cesario, J. The impact of weapons training on racial bias with a sample of law enforcement recruits. Data analysis stage.

Johnson, D.J. & Cesario, J. A national analysis of officer-involved shootings in 2015. Data analysis stage.

Johnson, D.J. & Wilson, J.P. Racial bias in size judgments is not just black and white: Size bias for Asian and female targets. Data collection stage; pre-registration available at: osf.io/bmpcd/

Chopik, W., Johnson, D.J. Modeling dating preferences with a drift-diffusion framework. Data collection stage; pre-registration available at: osf.io/4buf6/

PRESENTATIONS

Johnson, D.J., Cesario, J. (2017). Dispatch information prepares individuals to inhibit using stereotypes in shooting decisions. Talk to be presented at the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, Boston, MA.

Johnson, D.J., Cesario, J. (2017). The role of dispatch information in police shooting decisions. Talk to be presented at the Psychonomic Society, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Johnson, D.J., Cesario, J. (2017). Reducing officer-involved shootings through use of force training. Talk presented at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

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. (2017). Dispatch information eliminates race bias in shooting decisions. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

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

Brianna, B., Johnson, D.J., & Cesario, J. (2017). Does training help officers make more accurate shooting decisions? Poster presented at Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences, Michigan State University.

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)
Brianna Benjamin 2017
Romulus Castelo 2016
Matthew Bolton 2016
NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (MSU Summer Program)
Chelsea Osuji 2015
Erica Ross 2014

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor
PSY295: Data Analysis in Psychological Research Spring 2018
PSY101: Introductory Psychology 2015
PSY395: Research Design and Management (two lab sections) 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

Ad-Hoc Reviewer: Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Scientific Reports, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Social Psychology and Personality Science.

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, Michigan State University
Email: donnel59@msu.edu

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

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