Basil G. Johnson, ED.D.



Kimberly Murdock, “Basil G. Johnson, ED.D.,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed May 19, 2024,

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Basil G. Johnson, ED.D.


Appalachian State University
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Kimberly Murdock




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Boone (N.C.)

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Professor Emeritus

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Professor Emeritus of Psychology Basil G. Johnson (March 5, 1933-), was bom in Snyder, Texas. He received his B.A. in psychology from the University of Oklahoma in 1957. He earned an M.A. in psychology from Tulsa University (OK) in 1958 and an Ed.D. in psychology from Oklahoma State University in 1964. Dr. Johnson served as Dean of Students at Murray State College, Tishomingo, OK, from 1961 to 1963. He was Chief Psychologist at Denton State School, TX, from 1963 to 1967. In addition, he held the position of Clinical Psychologist at Oklahoma State Health Department and Consulting Psychologist at Lawton and Duncan Public School, Lawton, OK, in 1959 to 1960; Clinical Psychologist at Denton State School, Denton, TX, from 1963 to 1965; and also in Vocational Rehabilitation at Okmulgee State Tech in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, from 1960 to 1961. In 1967 Dr. Johnson began his teaching career at Appalachian where he remained until his retirement in June, 1993. He was chair of the Psychology Department from 1970-1972. He was awarded the rank of professor emeritus in September, 1993. Articles and publications penned by Johnson include "The Use of Superheterodyne as a Means of Behavior Control" (1965) in the American Journal of Mental Deficiency, "Strict and Lenient Grading Scales: How Do They Affect the Performance of Students with High and Low SAT Scores?", and "Insight VS Conditioning" (1958) in the Journal of Genetic Psychology. He served on the Graduate Student Selection Committee and the Curriculum Committee, and was involved in developing audio-visual material for instructional purposes. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the North Carolina State Psychological Association. and the American Association on Mental Deficiency. Dr. Johnson makes his home in Boone, North Carolina. Sources: Appalachian State University Hies and personal correspondence. -Miss Kimberly Murdock

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