Research interests: Moral psychology

Areas of Study: Cognitive Science

Research Topics: Science of moral judgment, Bayesian data analysis.

Kruschke is known for his substantive and methodological contributions to the fields of cognitive science and cognitive psychology. In particular, he has made monumental contributions to research in experimental psychology in two major areas: attention in learning and Bayesian data analysis.

Kruschke’s other major contribution has been his advancement of Bayesian statistical analysis methods in the psychological sciences.


Statistics, Cognitive Science, Psychology
PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Cognitive Psychology, 1990
BA, University of California, Berkeley, Mathematics, 1983
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Troland Research Award, National Academy of Science, 2002

FIRST Award, National Institutes of Mental Health, 1994-1999