Carl Johnson, Ph.D.
  • Position: Experimental Faculty
  • Department: Psychology
  • Campus Address: Sloan Hall 234, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
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  • Vitae: Curriculum Vitae
Central Assessment Lending Library (CALL)

Spring 2014 Office Hours:
Mondays 8:30 - 11:00
Tuesdays 3:00 - 5:30

Spring 2014 Classes:
PSY 579


Carl Johnson received his Ph.D. in general-experimental psychology from Michigan State University in 1979. He has been on the faculty at CMU since 1978. His primary teaching and research are in three areas: behavior analysis, behavioral behavioral pediatrics, and organizational behavior management. He is on the board of editors for the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management.

Research Interest:

My research concerns behavior analysis and management in medicine, public and private organizational settings, schools, and home settings. We have a grant from the State of Michigan to initiate and run a lending library of assessment materials for infants and young children with low-incidence disabilities (Central Assessment Lending Library or CALL). I have carried out research on infant and preschool sleep disorders in concert with pediatricians and family physicians. My interest in organizational behavior management includes measurements of behavior, contingencies of reinforcement, pay for performance, feedback systems, and behavior analysis of the service sector.

Recent Research:

Cook, A., Bradley-Johnson, S., & Johnson, C. M. (in press). Effects of white noise on off-task behavior and academic responding for children with ADHD. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Palmer, M. G., & Johnson, C. M. (2013). The effects of task clarification and group graphic feedback on early punch-in times. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management33, 265-275.

Johnson, C. M., & Beehr, T. A. (Eds.) (2013). Integrating Organizational Behavior Management with Industrial and Organizational Psychology. London: Routledge.

Hixson, M. D., Reynolds, J. L., Bradley-Johnson, S., & Johnson, C. M. (2011). Cumulative-hierarchical learning and behavioral cusps. In E. A. Mayville & J. A. Mulik (Eds.), Behavioral foundations of effective autism treatment (pp. 137-154). New York: Sloan Publishing.

Johnson, C. M., & Beehr, T. A. (2011). Industrial and Organizational Psychology encounters Organizational Behavior Management: Would you care to dance? Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 31, 217-220.

Swanson, J. R., Bradley-Johnson, S., & Johnson, C. M., & O’Dell, A. R (2009). The Cognitive Abilities Scale-Second Edition Preschool Form: Studies of concurrent criterion-related, construct, and predictive criterion-related validity. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 27, 46-56.

Forquer, L. M., Camden, A. E., Gabriau, K. M., & Johnson, C. M. (2008). Sleep patterns of college
students at a public university. Journal of American College Health, 56, 563-565 .


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