John Kruschke

John Kruschke

Provost Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences


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

Research interests

Moral psychology.

Publications at:


  • NIMH FIRST Award, 1994-1999.
  • National Academy of Science Troland Award, 2002.
  • IU Remak Distinguished Scholar Award.
  • Eight-time winner of Trustees Teaching Awards.

Representative publications

Lay evaluations of police and civilian use of force: Action severity scales (2019)
Celestin, B. D., and Kruschke, J. K.
Law and Human Behavior, 43 290-305

Ostracism and fines in a public goods game with accidental contributions: The importance of punishment type (2014)
Liddell, T. M. and Kruschke, J. K.
Judgment and Decision Making, 9 523-547

The Bayesian new statistics: Hypothesis testing, estimation, meta-analysis, and power analysis from a Bayesian perspective (2018)
Kruschke, J. K. and Liddell, T. M.
Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 25 178-206

Models of attentional learning (2011)
Kruschke, J. K.
In: E. M. Pothos and A. J. Wills (Eds.), Formal Approaches in Categorization., 120-152

Dissertation Committee Service

Author Dissertation Title Committee
Alexander, Will A Real-Time Model of Attention (September 2006) Sporns, O. (Chair), Goldstone, R., Kruschke, J., Yaeger, L.
Bergert, Franklin Bryan Using Response Time to Distinguish Between Lexicographic and Linear Models of Decision Making (January 2008) Nosofsky, R. (Chair), Kruschke, J., Todd, P., Townsend, J.
Carroll, Christine Temporal Processing in Schizophrenia: An Integrative Study of Behavioral Judgment, Motor Execution, and Quantitative Modeling (December 2007) Kruschke, K., O’Donnell, B., Sporns, O. (Co-Chair), Townsend, J., Hetrick, W (Co-Chair)
Denton, Stephen Exploring Active Learning in a Bayesian Framework (September 2009) Kruschke, J. (Co-Chair), Busemeyer, J. (Co-Chair), Jones, M., Todd, P.
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.
Dimperio, Eric A Dynamic Model of Planning Behaviors in Multi-Stage Risky Decision Tasks (August 2009) Busemeyer, J., Goldstone, R., Kruschke, J., Scheutz, M.
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.
Houpt, Joseph Statistical Measures for the Double Factorial Paradigm (April 2012) Townsend, J. (Co-chair), Busemeyer, J., Kruschke, J. (Co-chair), Huang, C.
Hullinger, Richard An Evolutionary Analysis of Selective Attention (August 2011) Kruschke, J. (Co-Chair), Sporns, O., Todd, P. (Co-Chair), Yaeger, L.
Kachergis, George Earle Mechanisms 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.
Kieffaber, Paul Components of Attentional Control in Schizophrenia (June 2006) Hetrick, W. (Co-Chair), O’Donnell, B., Kruschke, J. (Co-Chair), Sporns, O., Townsend, J.
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.
Stanton, Roger Dissociations of Classification: Evidence against the Multiple Learning-Systems Hypothesis (August 2007) Nosofsky, R. (Chair), Goldstone, R., James, T., Kruschke, J.
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.
Trueblood, Jennifer An 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.
Vigo, Ronaldo Mathematical Principles of Boolean Concept Learning (May 2008) Allen, C. (Co-Chair), Kruschke, J. (Co-Chair), Goldstone, R., Nosofsky, R., Townsend, J.