Benjamin Johnson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - Department of Advertising
Johnson comes to UF from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam where he was assistant professor in communication science. Previously, he was a graduate associate at Ohio State and director of the Telecommunications Center and instructor in English, modern languages and mass communication at Albany State University.
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2014
M.A., Michigan State University, 2007
B.S., University of Indianapolis, 2005
- Benjamin Johnson Comments on Entertainment Spoilers and Confirmation Bias (June 10, 2019)
- Instagram Ads Disguised as Friends’ Posts Still More Credible than Traditional Ads (May 6, 2019)
- Spoilers Go Bump in the Night (April 30, 2019)
- Benjamin Johnson Co-Authors Article on the Impact of Horror Movie Spoilers (March 11, 2019)
- Benjamin Johnson’s Research Cited in Article on Big Data and the Coolness Factor (January 4, 2019)
- All News About Benjamin Johnson
Fall 2018 Office Hours
Tuesdays: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Johnson, B. K., & Rosenbaum, J. E. (in press). (Don’t) tell me how it ends: Spoilers, enjoyment, and involvement in television and film. Media Psychology.
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.
Rosenbaum, J. E., Johnson, B. K., & Dean, A. E. (2018). Health literacy and digital media use: Assessing the Health Literacy Skills Instrument – Short Form and its correlates among African American college students. Digital Health, 4, article 14.
Johnson, B. K., & Knobloch-Westerwick, S. (2017). When misery avoids company: Selective social comparisons to photographic online profiles. Human Communication Research, 43(1), 54-75.
Johnson, B. K., Slater, M. D., Silver, N. A, & Ewoldsen, D. R. (2016). Entertainment and expanding boundaries of the self: Relief from the constraints of the everyday. Journal of Communication, 66(3), 386-408.
Syllabi from the current and three previous semesters: