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Edward Thorndike (1593)

Interests
Educational psychology, evaluation and measurement, experimental psychology, school psychology
Profession
Psychologist
Nationality
American
Born
1874, Williamsburg, Massachusetts, USA
Died
1949, Montrose, New York
Short Biography
Edward Lee "Ted" Thorndike (August 31, 1874 – August 9, 1949) 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 ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • BA Wesleyan University, 1895
  • BA Harvard University, 1896
  • MA Columbia University 1897
  • PhD Columbia University, 1898
Appointments & Honors
  • Instructor in Education and Teaching, Western Reserve University, 1898-9
  • Teachers College, Columbia University, Instructor in Genetic Psychology, 1899-1901, Adjunct Professor of Educational Psychology, 1901-4, Professor, 1904-40, Professor Emeritus, 1941-9
  • Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, 1917
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (President, 1934)
  • Hon DSc, Wesleyan University, 1923, Columbia University, 1929, Chicago University, 1932, Athens University, 1937
  • Hon. LLD, University of Iowa, 1923, Harvard University, 1933, Edinburgh University, 1936
  • William James Lecturer, Harvard University, 1942-3
Principal Publications
  • 1898 Animal intelligence: An experimental study of the associative processes in animals. Psychological Review Monograph Supplements, 2, no. 8.
  • 1901 The influence of improvement in one mental function upon the efficiency of other functions. Psychological Review, 8, 247-61 (with R. S. Woodworth).
  • 1911 Animal Intelligence. Macmillan.
  • 1913 Educational Psychology, vol. I: The Original Nature of Man. Teachers College.
  • 1913 Educational Psychology, vol. II: The Psychology of Learning. Teachers College.
  • 1932 The Fundamentals of Learning. Teachers College.
  • 1935 The Psychology of Wants, Interests and Attitudes. Appleton-Century.
  • 1962 Psychology and the Science of Education: Selected Writings of Edward L. Thorndike. Teachers College (ed. G. Joncich)