Craig A. Johnson
Associate Professor of Psychology
Degrees: PHD, 1993, Syracuse Univ; MS, 1990, Syracuse Univ; BA, 1985, Colgate Univ
Craig Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at Hofstra University. He received his Ph.D. in social psychology from Syracuse University in 1993, and teaches graduate courses on social psychology and undergraduate courses on social psychology, special topics, research methods, and a research seminar in social psychology.
Dr. Johnson's main research interests are in the general areas of social cognition and intergroup processes. More specifically, he is interested in the structure of the self-concept, the role of the self in memory, prejudice reduction, stereotype formation, and the relation between affective and cognitive processes. With his colleagues, Dr. Johnson has published a series of journal articles summarizing and examining the mechanism underlying illusory correlation in stereotyping effects. Other published work has examined the way people cognitively represent the self, their own groups, and other groups. The research has primarily been published in the British Journal of Social Psychology and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and has been presented at the annual meetings of the American Psychological Association, Eastern Psychological Association, and The British Psychological Society. His most recent work has examined the effect of social context on the processing of information related to the self. Dr. Johnson also has an interest in consumer psychology, having co-authored a textbook on that topic.