OUPRC 2013


Thank you!!

to all of the presenters, attendees, and staff that made OUPRC27 a resounding success!


The full presentation schedule is now available! You can find the overview here, or navigate to the Schedule tab for full details.

The 27th Ohio Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference was held Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Miami University. This conference invites submissions by undergraduate researchers from Ohio and the region for oral presentation in a friendly atmosphere.  This is a great opportunity to move beyond your university’s poster forum, and/or prepare for MPA the following week. Join us this spring on what Robert Frost called “the most beautiful campus that ever there was!”


We were honored to have as keynote speaker Dr. Robert Bjork from UCLA! He presented an excellent and informative address titled:

“Managing One’s Own Learning: Beliefs, Techniques, and Illusions.”

Photo credit: http://robinheyden.wordpress.com

Dr. Bjork is one of the eminent researchers of human learning and memory, especially as they relate to prescriptions for pedagogy and the science of learning for instruction and training. Dr. Bjork is also past President of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Psychonomic Society, and Society of Experimental Psychologists, and has served as Editor of Psychological Review and other top journals. He has received numerous prestigious awards for both his teaching and research, such as APA’s Distinguished Scientist Lecturer and Distinguished Service to Psychological Science Awards, and the Society of Experimental Psychologists’ Norman Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award. Help us welcome Dr. Bjork to Ohio at OUPRC 27!

We are in the process of transferring Dr. Bjork’s keynote slides and audio/video of the presentation to a digital format suitable for sharing. We will email all presenters and registered attendees when these are available.

News Flash! Dr. Bjork was just named among the newest Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Congratulations, Dr. Bjork!


Congratulations to the two lucky winners of signed copies of Successful Remembering and Successful Forgetting, the volume dedicated to the research legacy of Dr. Bjork.


This year we also offered a new event: “Getting Into Graduate School,” featuring a panel of graduate students from Miami’s biopsychology, clinical, cognitive, and social psychology graduate programs. They addressed questions and offered tips and insights to the graduate admissions process. This event took place during the faculty meeting, so while you were waiting on your faculty advisor for a ride, hopefully you got the edge on graduate school applications?!


Click here to download the advertising flyers involving content featured in Dr. Bjork’s research, such as the spacing effect, interleaving study, multiple-choice exams, the testing effect, or metacognitive awareness.


We thank our sponsors for their generous support in making this conference possible: