Department of Child Development
Office: 230 Brighton Hall
Office Phone: (916) 278-7029
Received Ph.D. in Education (Educational Psychology) from UC Davis in 2005. Taught and conducted research in New Zealand (Massey University) for 2.5 years. Master's Degree is in Child Development. Conducted workshops for schools on bullying, cyberbullying, school safety, and child/adolescent development.
Teaching interests include research methods, statistics, ethics, social development, emotional development, middle childhood/adolescent development, and development in context.
Research interests include (1) school safety issues (primarily bullying); (2) environmental and cognitive factors that aid resiliency; (3) motivations for bullying and its relationship to academic problems, conduct disorder, suicide, and depression. I am most interested in the identification of policy, cognitive, and environmental (school, classroom) factors that can mitigate negative effects of both bullies and victims of bullying.
My current research includes designing anti-bullying curricula, investigating how schools can help teachers and students develop adaptive coping responses to bullying, and investigating environments where bullying takes place (i.e. cyberbullying, workplace bullying, etc.).
Raskauskas, J. & Stoltz, A. (2007). Relations between traditional and internet bullying among adolescent females. Developmental Psychology, 43(3) 564-575.
Raskauskas, J. (2009). Kia Kaha Anti-Bullying Program: Use Among New Zealand Students in Years 5-8. Poster. Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD). Denver, CO.
Raskauskas, J. & Modell, S. (2009). A Comprehensive Program to Address Bullying, Sexual Harassment, and Molestation in Schools: Project S.A.F.E. Paper Presentation. American Educational Research Association (AERA). San Diego, CA.
Raskauskas, J. (in press). Text-bullying: Associations with traditional bullying and depression among New Zealand adolescents. Journal of School Violence.