About

I am an Educational and Developmental Psychologist, lecturer, and board approved supervsior.

I am a Member of the Australian Psychological Society and am a Fellow of the APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists. I have interests in the intersection of psychological research and practice with modern technologies, and I am a member of the APS Military and Emergency Services and Psychology Interest Group, APS Psychologists in Schools Interest Group, Testing and Assessment in Psychology, and the APS ePsychology Interest Group. I am is actively involved in the promotion of Educational and Developmental Psychology and I currently serves as the treasurer for the APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists National Committee. I have completed a Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) at Monash University and I hold a PhD from Monash University which focused on computer adaptive testing of cognitive ability.

I am the Principal Psychologist for Level Up Psychology and I currently hold a Senior Lecturer position at Monash University.

My research focuses on cognitive ability, computer adaptive testing, improving measurement of psychological traits using item response theory. I support a variety of research projects from a methodological and statistical perspective.

My clinical work focuses on psychological assessment, formulation and differential diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders such as specific learning disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability and other related problems. I spend a significant amount of my time supervising provisional pschologists in their sixth year of training and also provide supervision for the Educational and Developmental Psychologist registrar program.

Jake Kraska

Research

Kraska, J. (2021). Advancing the measurement of cognitive ability: Developing a Cattell-Horn-Carroll computer adaptive screening test. Unpublished PhD Thesis. Faculty of Education. Monash University. The repository can be found at Github

Tan, A. T. S., Kraska., J., Bell, K., & Costello, S. (2021). Confirmatory factor analyses of the Behavior Assessment System for Children - Third Edition among an Australian sample. The Educational and Developmental Psychologist. doi: 10.1080/20590776.2021.1907181. The repository can be found at Github.

Marinucci, A., Kraska, J., & Costello, S. (2018). Recreating the relationship between subjective wellbeing and personality using machine learning: An investigation into Facebook Online Behaviours. Big Data and Cognitive Computing, 2(3), 29.

Gunadi, M, Costello, S., & Kraska, J. (2017). Using machine learning to predict the relationship between social media use and empathy. Paper presented at the 16th annual Australian Conference on Personality and Individual Differences, Sydney, Australia.

Klar, A., Roberts, A., Chew, N., Kraska, J., & Costello, S. (2016). Cultural and personality predictors of extreme responding, acquiescent responding, and socially desireable responding. Paper presented at the 15th annual Australian Conference on Personality and Individual Differences, Melbourne Australia.

Kraska, J., & Boyle, C. (2014). Attitudes of preschool and primary school pre-service teachers towards inclusive education. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 42(3), 228-246. doi: 10.1080/1359866X.2014.926307

Kraska, J. (2013). Childhood Personality as a Moderator Between Cognitive Ability and Academic Achievement. Unpublished Masters Thesis. Faculty of Education. Monash University.

Tools, Simulations and Repositories

FSIQ Stability Simulation - This repository includes a simulation of data using the known psychometric relationships between the WISC-V and WAIS-IV. This is based on a great blog post by Shane Costello which relied on the WISC-IV and WAIS-IV. The simulation covers all composites across the WISC-V and WAIS-IV. All outcomes rely on simulated scores, known correlations between tests, and known SEM for each score.

Psychology Test Visualisation Tool - This is a tool that has been developed to create visualisations of CHC assessment data and Conners-3 test data. Results from multiple testing dates can be compared. The tool is still under development. The repository can be found at Github