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Dr. Robert A. Bjork(BA, mathematics, University of Minnesota; PhD, Psychology, Stanford University) is Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research focuses on human learning and memory and on the implications of the science of learning for instruction and the self-regulation of learning. He has served as Editor of Memory & Cognition and Psychological Review, as well as co-founding Editor of Psychological Science in the Public Interest and Chair of the National Research Council's Committee on Techniques for the Enhancement of Human Performance. He is a past president or chair of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), the Western Psychological Association (WPA), the Psychonomic Society, the Society of Experimental Psychologists, the Council of Editors of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology, and the Department of Psychology at UCLA. He is a recipient of UCLA's Distinguished Teaching Award, the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientist Lecturer and Distinguished Service to Psychological Science Awards, and the American Physiological Society's Claude Bernard Distinguished Lecturership Award. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and his is a recipient of the Norman Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Experimental Psychologists.