Dr. John Johanson

Department Chair


• PhD Industrial/Organizational Psychology University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1998.
• MA Psychology University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1995
• BS Psychology University of South Dakota, 1991

Dr. Johanson’s interests include the teaching and psychology, dynamic assessment, performance appraisal and leadership, especially implicit leadership theories.

Dr. Johanson teaches the following courses
• PSY 210 Introduction to Psychological Science
• PSY 231 Statistics
• PSY 335 Human Factors Psychology
• PSY 350 Psychological Testing and Measurement
• PSY 360 Personnel Psychology
• PSY 425 Organization Psychology

Supervised Student Research

Dr. Johanson has supervised several undergraduate research projects including the following:

• Zielinski, D. J. & Johanson, J. C. (2009, May). Strangers' assessment of conscientiousness, neuroticism and integrity based on Facebook profiles. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.
• Huggenvik, A. (2005, November). Perceptions of online degrees: A national survey of employers. Poster presented at the Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium, Lacrosse, WI.
• Waters, K. M., & Johanson, J. C. (2001). Awareness and perceived impact of The Americans with Disabilities Act among human resource professionals in three Minnesota cities. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 12, 47-54.


Selected Publications

Johanson, J. C. (2008). Perceptions of femininity in leadership: Modern trend or classic component? Sex Roles, 58, 784-789.

Fried, C. B., & Johanson, J. C. (2008). Sexual and violent media’s inhibition of advertisement memory: Effect or artifact? Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38, 1716-1735.

Fried, C. B., & Johanson, J. C. (2003). Curriculum review using a knowledge, skills, and abilities-based assessment of alumni. Teaching of Psychology, 30, 316-318.

Johanson, J. C., & Fried, C. B. (2002). Job training versus graduate school preparation: Are separate educational tracks warranted. Teaching of Psychology, 29, 241-243.

Johanson, J. C. (2000). Correlations of self-esteem and intolerance of ambiguity with risk aversion. Psychological Reports, 87, 534.

Deffenbacher, K. D., Johanson, J. C., Vetter, T., & O’Toole, A. (2000). The Facial typicality-recognizability relationship: Encoding or retrieval? Memory and Cognition, 28, 1173-1182.