Elizabeth Bjork

Elizabeth Bjork

Professor of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)


Elizabeth Ligon Bjork is Professor of Psychology and Senior Vice Chair in the Psychology Department at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her main area of research has been the study of human memory, in particular, the role that inhibitory processes—such as those underlying goal-directed forgetting and memory updating—play in creating an adaptive human memory system. A focus of her recent research, supported by the James S. McDonnell Foundation, has been the study of how principles of learning discovered in the laboratory can be applied to enhance instructional practices and self-directed learning. Most recently, with Robert A. Bjork(a COGx acadmic partner), she is a joint recipient of the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award, given by the Association for Psychological Science in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding contributions in research addressing a critical problem in society at large.


PhD, Psychology, University of Michigan BA, Mathematics, University of Florida

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