Kerri Johnson


Primary Area: Social Psychology
Address: 2330 Rolfe Hall
Phone: x54199

Representative Publications:


Johnson, K. L., & Shiffrar, M. (Eds.). (2013). People Watching: Social, Perceptual, and Neurophysiological Studies of Body Perception. New York: Oxford University Press.Oxford University Press.

Journal Articles:

Carpinella, C. M., & Johnson, K. L. (in press). Appearance-based politics: Sex-typed facial cues communicate political party affiliation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

Johnson, K. L., Iida, M., & Tassinary, L. G. (2012). Person (mis)perception: Functionally biased sex categorization of bodies. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Biological Sciences, 279, 4982 – 4989.

Freeman, J. B., Johnson, K. L., Adams, R. B., Jr., & Ambady, N. (2012). The social-sensory interface: Category interactions in person perception. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 8 (81), 1 – 13. Doi: 10.3389/fnint.2012.00081.

Johnson, K. L., Freeman, J. B., & Pauker, K. (2012). Race is gendered: How covarying phenotypes and stereotypes bias sex categorization. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102, 116 – 131.

Ghavami, N. & Johnson, K. L. (2011). Comparing sexual and ethnic minority perspectives on same-sex marriage. Journal of Social Issues, 67, 394 – 412.

Johnson, K. L., & Ghavami, N. (2011). At the crossroads of conspicuous and concealable: What race categories communicate about sexual orientation. PLoS One, 6, e18025, doi:10.1371/journalpone.0018025.

Johnson, K. L., McKay, L., & Pollick, F. E. (2011). Why “He throws like a girl” (but only when he’s sad): Emotion affects sex-decoding of biological motion displays.Cognition, 119, 265 – 280.

Freeman, J. B., Johnson, K. L., Ambady, N., Rule, N. (2010). Sexual orientation perception involves gendered facial cues. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 1318 – 1331.

Johnson, K. L., Lurye, L. E., & Tassinary, L. G. (2010). Sex categorization among preschool children: Increasing sensitivity to sexually dimorphic cues. Child Development, 81, 1346 – 1355.

Freeman, J. B., Ambady, N., Rule, N. O., & Johnson, K.L (2008). Will a category cue attract you? Motor output reveals dynamic competition across person construal. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 137, 673 – 690.

Johnson, K. L., Gill, S., Reichman, V., & Tassinary, L G. (2007). Swagger, sway, and sexuality: Judging Sexual Orientation from body motion and morphology. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93, 321 – 334.

Johnson, K. L., & Tassinary, L. G. (2007). Compatibility of basic social perceptions determines perceived attractiveness. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104, 5246 – 5251.

Johnson, K. L., & Tassinary, L. G. (2005). Perceiving sex directly and indirectly: Meaning in motion and morphology. Psychological Science, 16, 890 – 897.

Professor Johnson's Lab