David E. Johnson

David E. Johnson
John Brown University · Psychology

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
I retired from my position as professor of psychology in 2017. My research now is related to naval history and how Medieval practices can be validated by modern science. See my blog for more details: http://www.socpsy.com/casks
Additional affiliations
July 2017 - present
John Brown University
Position
  • Professor Emeritus
August 1980 - June 2017
John Brown University
Position
  • Professor

Publications

Publications (102)
Book
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The authors have written the first book-length treatment of the topic, Midwatch in Verse: New Year’s Deck Log Poetry of the United States Navy, 1941-1946, to be published by McFarland Books in late 2022. The book is dedicated to the deck log poetry written during World War II. New Year's Day is the only time Officers of the Deck can write the 12:00...
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This paper contains the instructions for a database/index of articles in the journal Teaching of Psychology that can be found at this URL: http://teachpsych.org/page-1603014
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Many members of the academy have tried to broaden the construct of scholarship to include activities that investigate pedagogy and student learning, the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Halpern et al. (1998) first established such a definition for the field of psychology. This article reports on a Society for the Teaching of Psychology...
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We maintained similar search methods and criteria for inclusion that were used in previous bibliographies. We also continued the cumulative numbering of the items. Some articles from 2005 are included that were not in last year's bibliography. To help the reader locate relevant articles we arranged items into a small number of subject categories. G...
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This bibliography is a continuation of those previously published in Teaching of Psychology (e.g., Berry & Daniel, 1984; Fulkerson & Wise, 1987; Johnson & Schroder, 1997; Wise & Fulkerson, 1996). We maintained similar search methods and criteria for inclusion that were used in previous bibliographies. We also continued the cumulative numbering of t...
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This bibliography is a continuation of those previously published in Teaching of Psychology (e.g., Berry & Daniel, 1984; Fulkerson & Wise, 1987; Johnson & Schroder, 1997; Wise & Fulkerson, 1996). We maintained similar search methods and criteria for inclusion that were used in previous bibliographies. We also continued the cumulative numbering of t...
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This bibliography is a continuation of those previously published in Teaching of Psychology (e.g., Berry & Daniel, 1984; Fulkerson & Wise, 1987; Johnson & Schroder, 1997; Wise & Fulkerson, 1996). We maintained similar search methods and criteria for inclusion that were used in previous bibliographies. We also continued the cumulative numbering of t...
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The Society for the Teaching of Psychology formed a task force in 2000 on Uniting Scholarship and Teaching to develop suggestions for how the Society might facilitate Buyer's (1990) and Holpern et al.'s (1998) expanded views of traditional scholarship with respect to the teaching of psychology. This article represents a partial fulfillment of that...
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This bibliography is a continuation of those previously published in Teaching of Psychology (e.g., Berry & Daniel, 1984; Fulkerson & Wise, 1987; Johnson & Schroder, 1997; Wise & Fulkerson, 1996). We maintained similar search methods and criteria for inclusion that were used in previous bibliographies. We also continued the cumulative numbering of t...
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Full-text available
This bibliography is a continuation of those previously published in Teaching of Psychology (e.g., Berry & Daniel, 1984; Fulkerson & Wise, 1987; Johnson & Schroder, 1997; Wise & Fulkerson, 1996). We maintained similar search methods and criteria for inclusion that were used in previous bibliographies. We also continued the cumulative numbering of t...
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This bibliography is a continuation of those previously published in Teaching of Psychology (e.g., Berry & Daniel, 1984; Fulkerson & Wise, 1987; Johnson & Schroder, 1997; Wise & Fulkerson, 1996). We maintained similar search methods and criteria for inclusion that were used in previous bibliographies. We also continued the cumulative numbering of t...
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Society for the Teaching of Psychology Presidential Address
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This bibliography is a continuation of those previously published in Teaching of Psychology (e.g., Berry & Daniel, 1984; Fulkerson & Wise, 1987; Johnson & Schroder, 1997; Wise & Fulkerson, 1996). We maintained similar search methods and criteria for inclusion that were used in previous bibliographies. We also continued the cumulative numbering of t...
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Research on the relation between handedness and mortality sometimes reveals that older left-handed individuals are underrepresented in the population (Coren & Halpern, 1991; Porac & Coren, 1981). This relation provides an engaging vehicle for introducing research methods in a variety of courses. Specifically, students attempt to explain why handedn...
Poster
Presented a methods to introduce research methods and critical thinking by using studies of handedness and mortality.
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Presented a technique to use life-expectancy tests to initiate discussion of factors related to health and development.
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Presented the results of a survey assessing faculty attitudes and practices related to teaching in areas outside their primary training.
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This poster presented the characteristics of Division 2 Fellows through 1990.
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This article describes my experience as an administrator of a regional high school science fair. Problems associated with non-compliance of guidelines for the use of animal and human subjects are discussed. Suggestions are given for the involvement of psychologists in high school science fairs. © 1991, Society for the Teaching of Psychology. All ri...
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Presented a compilation of activities and demonstrations, divided by content areas, from the journal Teaching of Psychology.
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This article describes a database that contains citations for articles published in Teaching of Psychology between 1974 and 1990. The structure and operation of the database are presented with suggestions for using the database in teaching and research activities.
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Presented a way to introduce historical changes in psychology by comparing differences in the definitions of psychology taken from major psychology texts.
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A significant number of students in introductory statistics courses may function at Piaget's concrete operational level of thought. These students may find it difficult to understand the complex correlations and interactions between variables that typify many statistical procedures. A technique for introducing analysis of variance (ANOVA) in a conc...
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We conducted two studies investigating level of cognitive development as a limiting factor for making valid causal attributions and using attributions as guides for subsequent behavior. Experiment 1 found that only subjects operating at a postconcrete level of cognitive development could reliably make valid causal attributions to explain others' pe...
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We conducted two studies investigating level of cognitive development as a limiting factor for making valid causal attributions and using attributions as guides for subsequent behavior. Experiment 1 found that only subjects operating at a postconcrete level of cognitive development could reliably make valid causal attributions to explain others' pe...
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Explaining abstract, theoretical distributions to beginning students is sometimes difficult. This article describes a demonstration that helps to make the central limit theorem for generating sampling distributions concrete and understandable.
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To determine if overuse of a common resource pool in a social trap was associated with the consumers' failure to give sufficient cognitive weighting to the importance of the long-term consequences of their actions, using a simulated social trap, groups of subjects played a resource management game of 15 or 40 rounds in which the value of the long-t...
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Two components of the salience of hypothetical dilemmas, relevance and cost, were examined in their effects upon reported willingness of groups and their individual members to make risky decisions. Forty-eight undergraduates read and discussed hypothetical dilemmas, set in either familiar or unfamiliar settings at two levels of cost. Individuals an...
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A study was conducted to determine the relationship between attributions of causality for success and failure and behavioral prescriptions for improvement of a learner. Data showed no systematic relationship between attributions and behavioral prescriptions, contrary to currently popular attribution theories. Results also indicated the need to cont...
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Recently, educators in the natural and behavioral sciences have become alarmed by the finding that many college underclassmen exhibit reasoning that could be characterized as being concrete in the Piagetian sense. This discovery was puzzling since it was generally believed that formal reasoning was developed and implemented at an earlier age (about...

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Archived project
This project was an ongoing effort to catalog articles related to the teaching of psychology. The project began in 1976 and continued through 2008. The availability of online resources made the project obsolete.