Dr. Robert Bjork (UCLA) discusses how testing does much more than simply assess what people do and do not know. Testing–more specifically, retrieval practice–actually strengthens the memory of the information that is retrieved. Watch this video to find out how testing can be used as a powerful learning tool!

For more information on the benefits of retrieval practice, visit www.retrievalpractice.org

Make Information Memorable
For more tips on making information stick, check out this video by David Myers.
David Myers, best-selling introductory psychology author, talks about how to make things memorable and study more effectively through the “Testing Effect.”

 

 

About the Author

Dr. Robert Bjork (Ph.D., Stanford University) is Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at UCLA. Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Bjork was a past president of the American Psychological Society (APS), served as Editor for Memory & Cognition and Psychological Review, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Art and Sciences. His research focuses on human learning and memory and on the implications of the science of learning for instruction and training.

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