Dr. Elizabeth Bjork (UCLA) talks about how testing learners BEFORE they study material can enhance learning. In both the laboratory and in the classroom, Dr. Bjork’s research has shown that pretesting leads to more effective subsequent studying, even when students perform very poorly on the pretests themselves. Watch this video to find out more!

About the Author

Dr. Elizabeth Ligon Bjork (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is a Professor of Psychology at UCLA. Among her many accomplishments, Dr. Bjork has held faculty positions at Rockefeller University and the University of Michigan, served on the editorial board of several scientific journals, is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and has chaired a number of committees concerned with teacher training and undergraduate education. Her research focuses on identifying ways to optimize human learning and retention.

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