Associate Professor, Organization and Management
“I teach students about taking charge of their lives.”
“It’s important to know that if you don’t like the way things are, you can make things different. There are always choices,” says Johnson, a social psychologist and the recipient of SJSU Research Foundation’s Early Career Investigator Award in 2014. Johnson’s research focuses on social comparisons and performance, interracial interactions and the academic consequences associated with being a first-generation college student. Her blog, “It’s All Relative,” posts on Psychology Today and examines the uses of social comparison in everyday matters and how those comparisons can be used strategically to improve lives.
Photo: Thomas Sanders, ’15 MFA Photography