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John K. Kruschke

Professor Psychological And Brain Sciences
Adjunct Professor Statistics
Phone: (812) 855-3192

See also: Professor Kruschke's homepage


  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1990


  • NIMH FIRST Award, 1994-1999
  • National Academy of Science Troland Award, 2002

Professional Experience

  • Current or past membership on editorial boards of Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Cognitive Science, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition
  • Chair, Fourteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 1992
  • Indiana University Trustees Teaching Excellence Recognition Awards, 1997, 1998, 1999

Research Interests

Bayesian and connectionist models, Bayesian statistics, attention in learning, optimal learning and teaching.

Bayesian data analysis and psychology of moral judgment

Dissertation Committee Service

Bold student names indicate a cognitive science standalone student.

Author Dissertation Title Committee
Treat, T. A.Role of Cognitive Processing of Body-Size and Affect Stimulus Information in Bulimia (October 2000)McFall, R. M. (Chair), Viken, R. J., Nosofsky, R. M., Kruschke, J. K., Mackay, D. B.
Diller, D. E. The Effects of Attentional Focus on Visual Information Processing (October 1999)Shiffrin, R. (Co-Chair), Kruschke, J. (Co-Chair), Busey, T. A., Leake, D. B.
Erickson, M. A. Rules and Exemplar Representation in Category Learning (June 1999)Kruschke, J. (Co-Chair), Shiffrin, R. (Co-Chair), Gasser, M., Port, R. F., Nosofsky, R. N.
Nobel, P. A.Response Times in Recognition and Recall (April 1996)Shiffrin, R. (Chair), Kruschke, J. K., Nosofsky, R. M., Port, R. F.
Shoup, R. E. Cross-Dimensional Interference in a Focused Attention Task (October 1996) Shiffrin, R. (Co-Chair), Kruschke, J. (Co-Chair), Busey, T., Bradley, A., Cohen, A.
Houpt, JosephStatistical Measures for the Double Factorial Paradigm (April 2012)Townsend, J. (Co-chair), Busemeyer, J., Kruschke, J. (Co-chair), Huang, C.
Kachergis, George EarleMechanisms for Cross-Situational Learning of Word-Referent Mappings: Empirical and Modeling Evidence (December 2012)Shiffrin, R. (Co-Chair), Yu, C. (Co-Chair), Goldstone, R., Jones, M., Kruschke, J.
Hullinger, RichardAn Evolutionary Analysis of Selective Attention (August 2011)Kruschke, J. (Co-Chair), Sporns, O., Todd, P. (Co-Chair), Yaeger, L.
Denton, StephenExploring Active Learning in a Bayesian Framework (September 2009)Kruschke, J. (Co-Chair), Busemeyer, J. (Co-Chair), Jones, M., Todd, P.
Dimperio, EricA Dynamic Model of Planning Behaviors in Multi-Stage Risky Decision Tasks (August 2009)Busemeyer, J., Goldstone, R., Kruschke, J., Scheutz, M.
Bergert, Franklin BryanUsing Response Time to Distinguish Between Lexicographic and Linear Models of Decision Making (January 2008) Nosofsky, R. (Chair), Kruschke, J., Todd, P., Townsend, J.
Vigo, RonaldoMathematical Principles of Boolean Concept Learning (May 2008)Allen, C. (Co-Chair), Kruschke, J. (Co-Chair), Goldstone, R., Nosofsky, R., Townsend, J.
Stanton, RogerDissociations of Classification: Evidence against the Multiple Learning-Systems Hypothesis (August 2007) Nosofsky, R. (Chair), Goldstone, R., James, T., Kruschke, J.
Alexander, WillA Real-Time Model of Attention (September 2006) Sporns, O. (Chair), Goldstone, R., Kruschke, J., Yaeger, L.
Kieffaber, PaulComponents of Attentional Control in Schizophrenia (June 2006) Hetrick, W. (Co-Chair), O’Donnell, B., Kruschke, J. (Co-Chair), Sporns, O., Townsend, J.
Trueblood, JenniferAn Investigation of Context Effects in Multi-Alternative Choice Behavior Through Experimentation and Cognitive Modeling (June 2012)Busemeyer, J. (Chair), Kruschke, J., Shiffrin, R., Townsend, J.