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  1. Edward Lee 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 connectionism and helped lay the scientific foundation for educational psychology.

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  2. Sep 28, 2023 · Edward Thorndike was an early psychologist who introduced the law of effect and became known as the founder of modern educational psychology. Thorndike's theory had a significant impact on the behavioral school of thought, particularly B. F. Skinner's theory of operant conditioning. Edward Thorndike: A Brief Biography

  3. Edward L. Thorndike, (born August 31, 1874, Williamsburg, Massachusetts, U.S.—died August 9, 1949, Montrose, New York), American psychologist whose work on animal behaviour and the learning process led to the theory of connectionism, which states that behavioral responses to specific stimuli are established through a process of trial and error t...

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  5. Feb 1, 2024 · Edward Thorndike (1898) is famous in psychology for his work on learning theory that leads to the development of operant conditioning within behaviorism. Whereas classical conditioning depends on developing associations between events, operant conditioning involves learning from the consequences of our behavior.

  6. Oct 6, 2023 · Edward Thorndike was an American psychologist, researcher, and author. He is best known for his theory of learning and developing the Law of Effect. Thorndike was a pioneer in the use of animal subjects in experiments and his work had a major impact on the fields of psychology and education. Edward Thorndike's Early Life

  7. Edward Thorndike was an early 20th century educator and psychologist who studied the learning process and influenced the development of the American public school system. Professional Life...

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