Publications

  • Johnson, M.D. (2016). Great myths of intimate relationships: Dating, sex, and marriage. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 978-1-118-52127-4.
  • Weinstein, A., Lisman, S. A., & Johnson, M. D. (in press). Modifying alcohol expectancies of Hispanic children: Examining the effects of expectancy-targeted, developmentally-congruous prevention videos. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
  • Fivecoat, H. C. & Johnson, M. D. (2015). Marriage and family therapy (MFT). In R. L. Cautin & S. O. Lilienfeld (Eds.), The encyclopedia of clinical psychology (pp. 1-3). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781118625392
  • Fivecoat, H. C., Tomlinson, J. M., Aron, A., & Caprariello, P. A. (2015). Partner support for individual self-expansion opportunities: Effects on relationship satisfaction in long-term couples. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 32, 368-385. doi: 10.1177/0265407514533767
  • Johnson, M. D. (2015). Making marriage (and other relationships) work. In S. J. Lynn, W. O'Donohue & S. O. Lilienfeld (Eds.), Health, happiness, and well-being: Better living through psychological science (pp. 318-340). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Johnson, M. D., & Bradbury, T. N. (2015). Contributions of social learning theory to the promotion of healthy relationships: Asset or liability? Journal of Family Theory & Review, 7, 13-27. doi: 10.1111/jftr.12057
  • McShall, J. R., & Johnson, M. D. (2015). The association between relationship distress and psychopathology is consistent across racial and ethnic groups. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 124, 226-231. doi: 10.1037/a0038267
  • McShall, J. R., & Johnson, M. D. (2015). The association between relationship quality and physical health across racial and ethnic groups. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 46, 789-804. doi: 10.1177/0022022115587026
  • Williamson, H. C., Rogge, R. D., Cobb, R. J., Johnson, M. D., Lawrence, E., & Bradbury, T. N. (2015). Risk moderates the outcome of relationship education: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83, 617-629. doi: 10.1037/a0038621
  • Johnson, M. D. (2014). Government-supported healthy marriage initiatives are not associated with changes in family demographics: A comment on Hawkins, Amato, and Kinghorn (2013). Family Relations, 63, 300-304. doi: 10.1111/fare.12060
  • Rogge, R. D., Cobb, R. J., Lawrence, E., Johnson, M. D., & Bradbury, T. N. (2013). Is skills training necessary for the primary prevention of marital distress and dissolution? A 3-year experimental study of three interventions. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81, 949–961. doi: 10.1037/a0034209
  • Mattson, R. E., Rogge, R. D., Johnson, M. D., Davidson, E. K. B., & Fincham, F. D. (2013). The positive and negative semantic dimensions of relationship satisfaction. Personal Relationships, 20, 328-355. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-6811.2012.01412.x
  • Johnson, M. D. (2013). Optimistic or quixotic? More data on marriage and relationship education programs for lower income couples. American Psychologist, 68, 111-112. doi: 10.1037/a0031793
  • Johnson, M. D. (2012). Healthy marriage initiatives: On the need for empiricism in policy implementation. American Psychologist, 67, 296-308. doi: 10.1037/a0027743
  • Mattson, R. E., Frame, L. E., & Johnson, M. D. (2011). Premarital affect as a predictor of postnuptial marital satisfaction. Personal Relationships, 18, 532-546.
  • Lynn, S. J., Weekes, J. R., Milano, M., Brentar, J., Johnson, M. D., Condon, L. (2011). Trance logic, age regression, and incomplete responding: A preliminary investigation of contextual influences. Journal of Mind-Body Regulation, 1, 31-37.
  • Osterhout, R. E., Frame, L. E., & Johnson, M. D. (2011). Maladaptive attributions and dyadic behavior are associated in engaged couples. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 30, 787-818.
  • Johnson, M. D. (2011). [Review of the book Studying Ethnic Minority and Economically Disadvantaged Populations: Methodological Challenges and Best Practices]. Journal of Marriage and Family, 73, 519-520.
  • Sullivan, K. T., Pasch, L. A., Johnson, M. D., & Bradbury, T. N. (2010). Social support, problem solving, and the longitudinal course of newlywed marriage. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98, 631-644.
  • Frame, L. E., Mattson, R. E., & Johnson, M. D. (2009). Predicting the success or failure of relationships. In H. T. Reis & S. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships (pp. 1275-1279). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Kluwer, E. S. & Johnson, M. D. (2007). Conflict frequency and relationship quality across the transition to parenthood. Journal of Marriage and Family, 69, 1089-1106.
  • Mattson, R. E., & Johnson, M. D. (2007). Best practices for integrating research training in marriage and family graduate education. The Family Psychologist, 23 (3), 12-14 [invited].
  • Johns, A. L., Newcomb, M. D., Johnson, M. D., & Bradbury, T. N. (2007). Alcohol-related problems, anger, and marital satisfaction in monoethnic Latino, biethnic Latino, and European American newlywed couples. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 24, 255-275.
  • Mattson, R. E., Paldino, D., & Johnson, M. D. (2007). The increased construct validity and clinical utility of assessing relationship quality using separate positive and negative dimensions. Psychological Assessment, 19, 146-151.
  • Rogge, R. D., Cobb, R. M., Story, L. B., Johnson, M. D., Lawrence, E., Rothman, A. D., et al. (2006). Recruitment and selection of couples for intervention research: Achieving developmental homogeneity at the cost of demographic diversity. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 74, 777-784.
  • Jeglic, E. L., Pepper, C. M., Ryabchenko, K. A., Griffith, J. W., Miller, A. B., & Johnson, M. D. (2005). A Caregiving Model of Coping with a Partner's Depression. Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Studies, 54, 37-45.
  • Johnson, M. D., Cohan, C. L., Davila, J., Lawrence, E., Rogge, R. D., Karney, B. R., et al. (2005). Problem-solving skills and affective expressions as predictors of change in marital satisfaction. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 73, 15-27.
  • Lenzenweger, M. F., Johnson, M. D., & Willett, J. B. (2004). Individual growth curve analysis illustrates stability and change in personality disorder features: The Longitudinal Study of Personality Disorders. Archives of General Psychiatry, 61, 1015-1024.
  • Johnson, M. D. (2002). The observation of specific affect in marital interactions: Psychometric properties of a coding system and a rating system. Psychological Assessment, 14, 423-438.
  • Johnson, M. D. (2002). [Review of the book Premarital prediction of marital quality or breakup: Research, theory, and practice]. Journal of Marriage and Family, 64, 1098-1099.
  • Rogge, R. D., Cobb, R. M., Johnson, M. D., Lawrence, E., & Bradbury, T. N. (2002). The CARE program: A preventative approach to marital intervention. In A. S. Gurman & N. S. Jacobson (Eds.), Clinical handbook of couple therapy (third ed., pp. 420-435). New York: Guilford.
  • Bradbury, T. N., Johnson, M. D., Story, L. B. (2001). Extrapolating from basic research to preventive interventions with couples and families [commentary]. Prevention and Treatment, 4, article 12.
  • Johnson, M. D., Karney, B. R., Rogge, R., & Bradbury, T. N. (2001). The role of marital behavior in the longitudinal association between attributions and marital quality. In V. Manusov & J. H. Harvey (Eds.), Attribution, communication behavior, and close relationships. (pp. 173-192). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Johnson, M. D., & Bradbury, T. N. (1999). Marital satisfaction and topographical assessment of marital interaction: A longitudinal analysis of newlywed couples. Personal Relationships, 6, 19-40. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-6811.1999.tb00209.x
  • Karney, B. R., Bradbury, T. N., & Johnson, M. D. (1999). Deconstructing stability: The distinction between the course of a close relationship and its endpoint. In W. H. Jones and J. M. Adams (Eds.), Handbook of interpersonal commitment and relationship stability (pp. 481-499). New York: Plenum Publishing.
  • Bradbury, T. N., Johnson, M. D., Lawrence, E. E., and Rogge, R. R. (1998). Using basic research to craft effective interventions for marital dysfunction. In R. DeRubeis & D. K. Routh (Eds.), The science of clinical psychology: Accomplishments and future directions (pp. 265-278). Washington, DC: American Psychology Association Press.
  • Johnson, M. D., & Bradbury, T. N. (1998). Divorce. In H. S. Friedman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Mental Health (Vol. 1, pp. 777-786). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
  • Karney, B. R., Davila, J., Cohan, C. L., Sullivan, K. T., Johnson, M. D., Bradbury, T. N. (1995). An empirical investigation of sampling strategies in marital research. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 57, 909-920.

Last Updated: 4/19/16