Elizabeth Ligon Bjork
Robert A. Bjork
Post-Doctoral Research Associates
Courtney is a post-doc in the Bjork lab. She is currently focusing on the the effects of errors on later learning.
Oliver is a visiting post-doc at the Bjork lab and he is particularly interested in how retrieval processes affect episodic recall performance, and has carried out research on the role of retrieval in several classic episodic memory tasks, like the proactive interference task, the retrieval-practice task, the list-method directed forgetting task, or the testing effect task. Furthermore, he examines the effects of retrieval practice and feedback on episodic memory performance, and is also interested in the dynamics underlying the effects of interleaved and blocked learning schedules. Indeed, considering that one of the major goals of education is to teach students how to become effective learners, knowledge about if and when a given study strategy is beneficial for learning and performance would seem crucial.
Michael is a sixth year graduate student currently exploring projects in a wide range of topics including: inductive learning, testing-delay interaction, directed forgetting, and the stability bias. Generally Michael is looking to conduct a mix of research that advances theoretical understanding of memory while also trying to apply basic research to educationally relevant situations.
Saskia is a 2nd year graduate student and interested in cognitive processes that enhance long-term learning and transfer of knowledge to new circumstances in the classroom and in sports.
Erin is a fifth year graduate student with broad interests focusing on the application of cognitive psychology to educational practice including how to improve learners’ metacognitive awareness for effective study strategies, how to improve learning through effective testing, and how to activate already known, but seemingly unrecallable “marginal knowledge.” Currently, her main focus is using a confidence-weighted multiple-choice test format to improve productive retrieval processes during testing.
Lab Manager and Staff Research Associate
Derek started in the Bjork Lab last year under the direction of Veronica X. Yan, now a post-doctoral researcher at USC. His work revolves around differential spacing of inductive learning and the interaction between people and their computers.
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The Bjork Lab, Spring 2016
|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|
|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|
|Patricia deWinstanley||Ph.D. Student||Professor of Psychology||Oberlin College|
|Jason Finley||Lab Manager||Post-Doctoral Research Associate||Washington University in St. Louis|
|Todd Gross||Ph.D. Student||Faculty||University of California, Santa Barbara|
|Matthew Hays||Ph.D. Student|
|Nate Kornell||Post Doc||Associate Professor||Williams College|
|Jeri Little||Ph.D. Student||Assistant Professor||Hillsdale College|
|Janet Metcalfe||Post Doc||Professor of Psychology||Columbia|
|Toshiya Miyatsu||Lab Manager||Ph.D. Student||Washington University in St. Louis|
|John F. Nestojko||Ph.D. Student||Post-Doctoral Research Associate||Washington University in St. Louis|
|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|
|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|