Ph.D. - University of Oklahoma (2009)
M.S. - University of Oklahoma (2005)
B.A. - Luther College (2003)
Cognition and Emotion
I am interested in how processes of emotion regulation are integrated with unconscious and conscious facets of attention, memory, and executive control in the service of successful emotion regulation or as contributors to psychopathology. A better understanding of these emotion regulation mechanisms could lead to the development of training techniques for more effective emotion regulation and intervention techniques for those who are clinically anxious or depressed.
Computerized Neuropsychological Assessment
Another primary interest is to incorporate cutting-edge cognitive theory and method into the development of computer-based tests of neuropsychological function. As a part my applied research endeavors, I am currently developing a computerized measure of malingering (i.e., the intentional feigning or exaggeration of a cognitive deficit) with the Center for the Study of Human Operator Performance (C-SHOP).
PSYC 112: Cognition
PSYC 114: Introduction to Social Psychology
PSYC 120: Quantitative Literacy in the Behavioral Sciences
PSYC 295: Cognition and Emotion
Johnson, D. R. (2009). Emotional attention set-shifting and its relationship to anxiety and emotion regulation. Emotion, 9, 681-690.
Johnson, D. R. (2009). Attentional control capacity for emotion: An individual-difference measure of internal controlled attention. Cognition and Emotion, 23, 1516-1536.
Johnson, D. R. (2009). Goal-directed attentional deployment to emotional faces and individual differences in emotional regulation. Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 8-13.
Johnson, D. R., & Gronlund, S. D. (2009). Individuals lower in working memory capacity are particularly vulnerable to anxiety's disruptive effect on performance. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 22, 201-213.
Johnson, D. R., Vincent, A. S., Johnson, A. E., Gilliland, K., & Schlegel, R. E. (2008). Reliability and construct validity of the Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics (ANAM) Mood Scale. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 23, 73-85.
Johnson, D. R. (2008). A multi-level model of individual differences in speed/accuracy tradeoff (SATin). Multivariate Behavioral Research, 43(4) (Abstract).
Njus, D., & Johnson, D. R. (2008). Need for cognition as a predictor of psychosocial identity development. Journal of Psychology, 142, 645-655.