Robert Bjork, Ph.D.

University of California, Los Angeles

Robert A. Bjork is Distinguished Research Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research focuses on how people learn, versus how they think they learn, and on the implications of that research for instruction. He has served as Editor of Memory & Cognition, Psychological Review, and Psychological Science in the Public Interest—and as Chair of the American Psychological Society; the Western Psychological Association; the Psychonomic Society; and the Society of Experimental Psychologists. He is a recipient of UCLA's Distinguished Teaching Award; the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Service to Psychological Science Award; the American Physiological Society's Claude Bernard Distinguished Lectureship Award; the Society of Experimental Psychologists' Norman Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award; and (together with Elizabeth Bjork) the James McKeen Cattell and Mentoring Awards from the Association for Psychological Science. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.