Edward Thorndike

Psychologist, Author

1874 – 1949

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Who was Edward Thorndike?

Edward Lee "Ted" Thorndike was an American psychologist who spent nearly his entire career at Teachers College, Columbia University. His work on Comparative psychology and the learning process led to the theory of connectionism and helped lay the scientific foundation for modern educational psychology. He also worked on solving industrial problems, such as employee exams and testing. He was a member of the board of the Psychological Corporation and served as president of the American Psychological Association in 1912.

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Born
Aug 31, 1874
Williamsburg
Also known as
  • Edward L Thorndike
  • Ted
  • E. L Thorndike
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Wesleyan University
  • Columbia University
  • Harvard University
Employment
  • Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Columbia University
Died
Aug 9, 1949
Montrose

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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