Benjamin Johnson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - Department of Advertising
Benjamin Johnson is an assistant professor of advertising at the University of Florida. His research is focused on why and how people select and share persuasive messages in new media settings, especially as it relates to psychological processes such as impression management, social comparison, and self-regulation. He earned his PhD from The Ohio State University and was most recently at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Dr. Johnson is an author of over two dozen peer-reviewed publications in high-profile communication journals.
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2014
M.A., Michigan State University, 2007
B.S., University of Indianapolis, 2005
- Benjamin Johnson Comments on the Proliferation of Film and Program Spoilers (June 29, 2021)
- CJC Faculty and Doctoral Students Receive 2021 AEJMC Advertising Division Top Paper Awards (June 2, 2021)
- When People Compare Themselves to Their Social Media Friends, It Can Help or Hurt Their Feelings (May 13, 2021)
- Benjamin Johnson and CJC Doctoral Students Co-Author Article on Impartial Endorsements on Social Media Platforms (May 12, 2021)
- Benjamin Johnson Authors Article on a Social Comparison of Social Media (March 31, 2021)
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Fall 2019 Office Hours
Tuesdays: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Johnson, B. K., Udvardi, A., Eden, A., & Rosenbaum, J. E. (in press). Spoilers go bump in the night: Impacts of minor and major reveals on horror film enjoyment. Journal of Media Psychology.
Knobloch-Westerwick, S., Ling, L., Hino, A., Westerwick, A., & Johnson, B. K. (in press). Context impacts on confirmation bias: Evidence from the 2017 Japanese snap election compared with American and German findings. Human Communication Research.
Johnson, B. K., Potocki, B., & Veldhuis, J. (2019). Is that my friend or an advert? The effectiveness of Instagram native advertisements posing as social posts. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 24(3), 108-125.
Eden, A., Johnson, B. K., & Hartmann, T. (2018). Entertainment as a creature comfort: Self-control and the selection of challenging media. Media Psychology, 21(3), 352-376.
Johnson, B. K., & Ranzini, G. (2018). Click here to look clever: Self-presentation via selective sharing of music and film on social media. Computers in Human Behavior, 82, 148-158.
Syllabi from the current and three previous semesters:
- ADV 3500 - Digital Insights - section 0012 - Summer 2021 (PDF)
- ADV 4910 - Advertising Undergraduate Research - section 0310 - Spring 2021 (PDF)
- ADV 3500 - Advertising Research - section 0311 - Fall 2020 (PDF)
- ADV 3500 - Advertising Research - section 292E - Fall 2020 (PDF)
- ADV 4910 - Advertising Undergraduate Research - section 04FE - Fall 2020 (PDF)
- ADV 3500 - Digital Insights - section 0012 - Summer 2020 (PDF)
- ADV 3500 - Advertising Research - section 140D - Spring 2020 (PDF)
- MMC 6421 - Research Methods in Mass Communication - section 13HD - Spring 2020 (PDF)