Educational, evaluation and measurement, experimental, industrial and organizational
1910, Montrose, New York, USA
1990, Lacey, Washington
Robert Ladd Thorndike (1910–1990) was a psychometrician and educational psychologist who made significant contributions to the analysis of reliability, the interpretation of error, cognitive pen pene of students in various countries. Like his father, ...
Robert Ladd Thorndike (1910–1990) was a psychometrician and educational psychologist who made significant contributions to the analysis of reliability, the interpretation of error, cognitive pen pene of students in various countries. Like his father, Edward Thorndike, he conducted research in both animal and human psychology. With Irving Lorge, Thorndike published a standardized test in 1954 which later became, with the collaboration of Elizabeth Hagen, the widely used Cognitive Abilities Test.
He was one of the first to write about cluster analysis.
Thorndike was a professor at Teachers College, Columbia University from 1936 to 1976. He received his B.A. (Mathematics) from Wesleyan University in 1931, and his M.A. and Ph.D. (both in Psychology) from Columbia University in 1932 and 1935, respectively. He was president of the American Educational Research Association and the Psychometric Society.
Assistant Professor of Psychology, George Washington University, 1934-6
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1936-9, Associate Professor, 1940-8, Professor of Psychology and Education, 1948-76, Richard March Hoe Professor Emeritus, 1976-90
President, Psychometric Society, 1953
Board of Directors, APA, 1958-61
Educational Testing Service award for distinguished service to measurement, 1972
President, American Educational Research Association, 1974-5
Phi Delta Kappa award for educational research, 1983
1933 The effect on the interval between test and retest on the constancy of the IQ. Journal of Educational Psychology, 24, 543-49.
1942 Regression fallacies in the matched groups experiment. Psychometrika, 7, 85-102.
1947 The prediction of intelligence at college entrance from earlier test. Journal of Educational Psychology, 38, 129-48.
1948 An evaluation of the adult intellectual intelligence from Terman's gifted children. Journal ofGenetic Psychology, 72, 17-27.
1949 Personnel Selection: Test and Measurement Techniques. Wiley.
1950 The problem of classification of personnel. Psychometrika, 15, 215-35.
1951 Community variables as predictors of intelligence and academic achievement. Journal of Educational Psychology, 42, 321-38.
1955 10,000 Careers. Wiley.
1964 Concepts of Overand Under-Achievement 1971 (ed.) Educational Measurement. American Council on Education.
1973 Reading Comprehension Education in Fifteen Countries.
1977 Measurement and Evaluation in Psychology and Education (4th edn). Wiley (with E. P. Hagen).