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Fort Hays State University
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Dr. John Raacke

Chair and Associate Professor


Fort Hays State University
Rarick Hall 233

Ph.D. Cognitive Psychology, Kansas State University, 2005
M.S. Cognitive Psychology, Kansas State University, 2003
B.S. Psychology, Christian Brothers University, 2000

Courses Taught:
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Research Methods
Criminal Profiling
Workplace Violence
Advanced Research Project

Fields of Specialization:
Research Methods
Criminal Behavior
Jury Decision-Making
Cognitive Psychology

Other Professional Activity:
Co-Managing Editor for Journal of Psychological Inquiry
Member of Association for Psychological Science

Raacke, J.D. & Bonds-Raacke, J.M. (under submission). Are students really connected?: Predicting college adjustment from social network usage. Educational Psychology.

Bonds-Raacke, J.M., & Raacke, J.D. (2012). Research methods: Are you equipped? Upper Saddle River, NJ:Prentice Hall/Peason. [Research Methods Textbook]

Bonds-Raacke, J.M., & Raacke, J.D. (2012). What you need to know: An insider's look at graduate studies. NOVA Science. [Book]

Raacke, J.D., & Bonds-Raacke, J.M. (2011). An investigation of the dimensions of SMS communication use by college students. Individual Difference Research, 9, 210-218.

Bonds-Raacke, J.M., & Raacke, J.D. (2011). Examining the relationship between degree of religiousness and attitudes toward elderly sexual activity in undergraduate college students. College Student Journal, 45, 134-142.

Shanteau, J., Friel, B.M., Raacke, J.D., Weiss, D. (2010). Assessing expertise when performance exceeds perfection. In E. Patterson (Ed.), Macrocognition Metric and Scenarios: Design and Evaluation for Real-World Teams. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Raacke, J.D., & Bonds-Raacke, J.M. (2008). MySpace & Facebook: Applying the uses and gratifications theory to exploring friend-networking sites. CyberPsychology and Behavior, 11(2), 169-174.

Raacke, J.D., & Bonds-Raacke, J.M. (2008). Adulthood and aging: Perspectives on adult development. In S. Davis and B. Buskist (Eds.), 21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook (pp.25-36). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Recent Presentations:
Raacke, J.D., & Bonds-Raacke, J.M. (2012). Dual career couples. Invited presentation at APA workshop on dual career couples. Presentation accepted for upcoming Southwestern Psychological Association Annual Convention, Oklahoma City, OK.

Raacke, J.D., Bonds-Raacke, J.M., Mabrey, M., Whitaker, K., Drum, J., & Ostmeyer, T. (2012). Exploring aggressive communication styles and Facebook usage. Presentation accepted for upcoming Southwestern Psychological Association Annual Convention, Oklahoma City, OK.

Raacke, J.D., & Bonds-Raacke, J.M. (2011). Adjusting to college: How social networking sites are impacting students. Presented at 23rd Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science National Convention, Washington, DC.

Raacke, J.D., & Bonds-Raacke, J.M. (2011). Using social networking sites: How Facebook usage is impacting us. Presented at Science Cafe. Hays, KS.

Bonds-Raacke, J.M., & Raacke, J.D. (2011). Social networking: Privacy concerns, disclosure of personal information, and changes in usage. Presented at 57th Annual Convention of the Southwestern Psychological Association, San Antonio, TX.

Raacke, J.D. (2010). IRB approval and classroom projects: Reflections of an IRB chair. Presented at 30th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological and Educational Research in Kansas, Emporia, KS.

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