Elizabeth Ligon Bjork
Robert A. Bjork
Post-Doctoral Research Associates
Saskia, Ph.D.(c) investigates cognitive processes that enhance long-term learning and transfer of knowledge to new learning circumstances in the classroom, the workplace, and in sports. Specifically, she focuses on types of practice that promote effective activities and conditions for lasting learning to occur.
As an active liaison between learning scientists and the general public, Saskia gives presentations and provides workshops/seminars on how we can master lasting learning to both academic and business audiences. As well, her expertise extends to the sports field where she applies science-based training methodologies to promote better performance.
Jordan is a fifth-year graduate student humbled to be a part of the Bjork lab. Broadly interested in the intersection of cognitive research and educational practice, Jordan is currently most interested in examining whether and how the true-false test, which is frequently derided as an ineffective, or even harmful, test format, can be optimized to elicit more generative retrieval processes, enhance the retention of accurate information, reduce the influence of negative suggestion, and promote transfer. Some of Jordan’s other, nonacademic interests include music composition and performance, plant-based cooking, theatre, and caring for his dog, Hershel, who is far too cute for his own good. After earning his PhD, Jordan plans to explore a career path in the private sector, applying his training as a cognitive psychologist in ways that, with any luck, might enhance the iterative improvement of our world.
Megan is a third-year graduate student interested in improving learning through strengthening the encoding and retrieval of accurate information and rejection of inaccurate information. She also has a specific interest in learning from non-traditional sources.
My research interests include memory capacity (both long-term and working memory), selectivity in learning and memory, false or distorted memories, metacognition, attention, intelligence, and how these things change over the course of life. Additionally, I am interested in many applied aspects of learning and memory.
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Bjork Lab Spring 2019
|Name||Position in Bjork Lab||Current Position||Current Institution|
|Michael Anderson||Ph.D. Student||Senior Scientist + Programme Leader||MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit|
|Genna Angello||Lab Manager||Ph.D. Student||Texas A&M University|
|Erin Sparck||PhD Student||Post Doc||Center for Educational Assessment UCLA|
|Aaron Benjamin||Ph.D. Student||Professor of Psychology||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Monica Birnbaum||Ph.D. Student|
|Doe Buchli||Ph.D. Student||Assistant Professor||Mercer University|
|Courtney Clark||PhD Student/Post Doc||Lecturer||UCLA|
|Patricia deWinstanley||Ph.D. Student||Professor of Psychology||Oberlin College|
|Jason Finley||Lab Manager||Post-Doctoral Research Associate||Washington University in St. Louis|
|Michael Garcia||Ph.D. Student|
|Todd Gross||Ph.D. Student||Faculty||University of California, Santa Barbara|
|Matthew Hays||Ph.D. Student||Senior Director of Research and Analytics||Amplifire|
|Oliver Kliegl||Post Doc||Post Doc||Regensburg University|
|Nate Kornell||Post Doc||Associate Professor||Williams College|
|Jeri Little||Ph.D. Student||Assistant Professor||Hillsdale College|
|Stefany Mena||Lab Manager||Ph.D. Student||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Janet Metcalfe||Post Doc||Professor of Psychology||Columbia|
|Toshiya Miyatsu||Lab Manager||Research Scientist||Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition|
|John F. Nestojko||Ph.D. Student||Post-Doctoral Research Associate||Washington University in St. Louis|
|Steven C. Pan||Post Doc||Assistant Professor||National University of Singapore|
|Lindsey Richland||Post Doc||Associate Professor||University of Chicago|
|Daniel Schieffer||Lab Manager||Law Student||University of California, Irvine|
|Nick Soderstrom||Post Doc||Assistant Professor||Dickinson College|
|Barbara Spellman||Ph.D. Student||Professor of Law||University of Virginia|
|Derek Stoeckenius||Lab Manager||Graduate Student||University of California, San Diego|
|Benjamin Storm||Ph.D. Student||Associate Professor||University of California, Santa Cruz|
|Victor Sungkhasettee||Lab Manager|
|John Walker||Lab Manager||Political Science||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Veronica Yan||Ph.D. Student / Post Doc||Assistant Professor||University of Texas at Austin|
|Carole Yue||Ph.D. Student||Assistant Professor||Covenant College|
|Inez Zung||Lab Manager||Ph.D. Student||University of California, San Diego|