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University of Connecticut Department of Psychology Social Psychology

Blair T. Johnson

Blair Johnson
Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., 1988, Purdue University
Webpages: SPN, CHIP, Meta-Analysis Blog, Google Scholar, Human Rights Institute
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Research Interests:
  • Social structure (the role of community attitudes and stigma in efforts to improve human welfare)
  • Health promotion (HIV prevention, exercise, antidepressants)
  • Theory and practice of meta-analysis and other ways to model big data
Recent News
Students in Research
  • Dr. Johnson is considering new students to enter the social psychology graduate program in the Fall 2014 semester.
  • Undergraduate students interested in doing research in the Johnson research group should contact Jessa M. LaCroix, Carter A. Lennon, or Robert E. Low.
Representative Publications

Johnson, B. T., & Eagly, A. H. (2014). Meta-analysis of social-personality psychological research. In H. T. Reis & C. M. Judd (Eds.), Handbook of research methods in social and personality psychology (2nd Ed.). London: Cambridge University Press.

Reid, A. E. Dovidio, J. F., Ballester, E., & Johnson, B. T. (in press). HIV prevention interventions to reduce sexual risk for African Americans: The influence of community-level stigma and psychological processes. Social Science & Medicine.

LaCroix, J. L., Pellowski, J. A., Lennon, C. A, & Johnson, B. T. (in press). Behavioral interventions to reduce sexual risk for HIV in heterosexual couples: A meta-analysis. Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Boynton, M. H., Portnoy, D. B., & Johnson, B. T. (2013). Exploring the ethics and psychological impact of deception in psychological research. IRB: Ethics & Human Research, 35(2), 7-13.

Eaton, L. A., Huedo-Medina, T. B., Kalichman, S. C., Pellowski, J. A., Popat, A. R., Sagherian, M., & Johnson, B. T. (2012). Meta-analysis of single-session behavioral interventions for STI/HIV prevention: Implications for bundling multiple prevention packages. American Journal of Public Health, 102, e34–e44. (doi:10.2105/AJPH.2012.300968)

Lennon, C. A., Huedo-Medina, T. B., Gerwien, D. P., & Johnson, B. T. (2012). A role for depression in sexual risk reduction for women? A meta-analysis of HIV prevention trials with depression outcomes. Social Sciences & Medicine, 75, 688-698. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.01.016)

Lee, I., Pratto, F., & Johnson, B. T. (2011). Intergroup consensus/disagreement in support of group based hierarchy: An examination of socio-structural and psycho-cultural factors. Psychological Bulletin, 137(6), 1029-1064. (doi: 10.1037/a0025410)

Brown, J. C., Huedo-Medina, T. B., Pestacello, L. S., Pestacello, S. M., Ferrer, R. A., LaCroix, L. M., & Johnson, B. T. (2012). The efficacy of exercise in reducing depression among cancer survivors: A meta-analysis. PLoS ONE 7(1): e30955. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030955)

Johnson, B. T., & Huedo-Medina, T. B. (2011). Depicting estimates using the intercept in meta-regression models: The moving constant technique. Research Synthesis Methods, 2(3), 204-220. (doi: 10.1002/jrsm.49)

Brown, J. C., Huedo-Medina, T. B., Pestacello, L. S., Pestacello, S. M., Ferrer, R. A., & Johnson, B. T. (2010). Efficacy of exercise interventions in modulating cancer-related fatigue among adult cancer survivors: A meta-analysis. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

Ferrer, R. A., Huedo-Medina, T. B., Johnson, B. T., Ryan, S. M., & Pescatello, L. S. (2010). Exercise interventions for cancer survivors: A meta-analysis of quality of life outcomes. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. (doi: 10.1007/s12160-010-9225-1)

Johnson, B. T., Scott-Sheldon, L. A. J., Huedo-Medina, T. B., & Carey, M. P. (2011). Interventions to reduce sexual risk for HIV in adolescents: A meta-analysis of trials, 1985-2008. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 165, 77-84. (doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2010.251)

Johnson, B. T., Redding, C. A., DiClemente, R. J., Dodge, B. M., Mustanski, B. S., Sheeran, P., Warren, M. R., Zimmerman, R. S., Fisher, W. A., Conner, M. T., Carey, M. P., Fisher, J. D., Stall, R. D., & Fishbein, M. (2010). A Network-Individual-Resource model for HIV prevention. AIDS & Behavior, 14(Suppl 2), 204-221. (doi: 10.1007/s10461-010-9803-z)

Johnson, B. T., Scott-Sheldon, L. A. J., & Carey, M. P. (2010). Meta-synthesis of health behavior change meta-analyses. American Journal of Public Health, 100, 2193-2198. (doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2008.155200).

Johnson, B. T., Scott-Sheldon, L. A. J., LaCroix, J. M., Smoak, N. D., Anderson, J., & Carey, M. P. (2009). Behavioral interventions for African-Americans to reduce sexual risk of HIV: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 51, 492-501.

Kirsch, I., Deacon, B. J., Huedo-Medina, T. B., Scoboria, A., Moore, T. J., & Johnson, B. T. (2008). Initial severity and antidepressant benefits:  A meta-analysis of data submitted to the FDA. PLoS Medicine, 5, e45. [Link]

Johnson, B. T., & Boynton, M. H. (2008). Cumulating evidence about the social animal: Meta-analysis in social-personality psychology. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2, 817-841. [Link]

Smith-McLallen, A., Johnson, B. T., Dovidio, J. F., & Pearson, A. R. (2006). Black and white: The role of color bias in implicit race bias. Social Cognition, 24, 42-69.

Johnson, B. T., Carey, M. P., Chaudoir, S., & Reid, A. E. (2006). Sexual risk reduction for persons living with HIV: Research synthesis of randomized controlled trials, 1993 to 2004. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 41, 642-650.

Albarracín, D., Johnson, B. T., Fishbein, M., & Muellerleile, P. A. (2001). Theories of reasoned action and planned behavior as models of condom use: A meta-analysis.Psychological Bulletin, 127, 142-161.

Johnson, B. T., Smith-McLallen, A., Killeya, L. A., & Levin, K. D. (2004). Truth or consequences: Overcoming resistance to persuasion with positive thinking. In E. S. Knowles & J. Linn (Eds.), Resistance and persuasion (pp. 215-233). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.