PSU DuBois Professor Asked to Blog in ‘Psychology Today’ Online

John Johnson (Photo provided by Steve Harmic)

DUBOIS – Penn State DuBois Professor of Psychology John Johnson now regularly shares his knowledge and views on the national, and world-wide level through a new blog.  Johnson was recently asked by the magazine Psychology Today to join the staff of bloggers for the online version of the publication.  His blog is live on the magazine’s site now.

“I was very excited when I was asked,” Johnson said.  “I read Psychology Today when it first came out in the late 1960’s, and it was one of the things that got me interested in psychology enough to major in it. Joining PT as a blogger feels like it completes the circle of my association with the magazine.” 

Psychology Today is published bi-monthly in the United States, and covers issues about relationships, health, and other topics as they relate to psychology. 

In its online form, bloggers such as Johnson can discuss a variety of topics relevant to everyday life, offering an ever-expanding and evolving source of information for readers with an interest in psychology.  

“I am greatly looking forward to blogging because I have a lot more freedom to write about things I care about and see them appear more quickly than they would in a traditional academic journal,” said Johnson. 

Johnson has taught at Penn State DuBois since 1981, earning his full professorship in 1995.  He completed a research fellowship at the University of Bielefeld, Germany.  He was previously an instructor at Johns Hopkins Evening College, and Towson State University.  He is a member of several professional organizations, such as the American Psychological Association, and the European Association of Personality Psychology.  Johnson has published numerous papers in academic journals. 

Johnson completed his undergraduate work at Penn State, and earned his masters and  Ph.D. in psychology at John Hopkins University.  

To read Johnson’s blog and watch for new entries, visit

Steve Harmic, Penn State DuBois

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