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  1. Robert Ladd Thorndike (September 22, 1910 – September 21, 1990) was an American psychometrician and educational psychologist who made significant contributions to the analysis of reliability, the interpretation of error, cognitive ability, and the design and analysis of comparative surveys of achievement test performance of students in ...

  2. Memorializes Robert L. Thorndike, highlighting his academic career at Columbia University and his research contributions, including his multifaceted interpretation of error, analysis of reliability, and work on cognitive ability. Also noted is his contribution to designing and analyzing comparative surveys of achievement test performance of students in various countries. (PsycInfo Database ...

    • Lee J. Cronbach
    • 1992
  3. Jan 24, 2024 · The law of effect, proposed by Edward Thorndike, states that behaviors followed by positive consequences are more likely to be repeated, while those followed by negative consequences are less likely to recur.

  4. By Robert L. Thorndike and Elizabeth Hagen. (3d ed.) New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1969. Pp. viii-705. $9.95. This impressive book is one of the few truly comprehensive texts in educational and psychological measurement. The fact that it is the third edition in less than 15 years testifies to its widespread use. Only here and there did ...

  5. In Thorndike’s classic formulation: “By social intelligence is meant the ability to understand and manage men and women, boys and girls—to act wisely in human relations”. Similarly, Moss and Hunt defined social intelligence as the “ability to get along with others”. Vernon provided the most wide-ranging definition of social ...

  6. WAYNE OTTO. University of Wisconsin. Edward L. Thorndike announced and elaborated his theory. of learning around the turn of the century (Thorndike, 1898; 1911). Often referred to as "bond" psychology or "connectionism," the system. he described was the original stimulus-response learning theory and. it dominated the field for many years.

  7. thorndike, robert l. THIS MONOGRAPH WAS WRITTEN FOR EDUCATORS INTERESTED IN INITIATING RESEARCH STUDIES ON UNDERACHIEVEMENT AND OVERACHIEVEMENT. DEFECTIVE EXPERIMENTAL PLANNING, INHERENT DEFICIENCIES IN CONCEPT DEFINITION, AND OTHER FACTORS RESULTING IN FACULTY RESEARCH DESIGN RENDER MANY RESEARCH FINDINGS IN THIS AREA INCONCLUSIVE OR MISLEADING.

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