[picture]Edward L. Thorndike Collection
Edward Lee Thorndike was a psychologist who spent nearly his entire career at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Education
* Wesleyan University (BS, 1895)
* Harvard University (MA, 1897) - Worked
with William James
* Columbia University (Ph.D., 1898) - Under
James M. Cattell

Career
* Assistant Professor of Pedagogy at Case
Western Reserve University (1898)
* Faculty at Teachers College, Columbia
University (1899-1940)
* President of American Psychological Association (1912)
* 2nd President of Psychometric Society
* President of American Association for the
Advancement of Science (1934)
* William James Lecturer, Harvard University
(1942-1943)

Major Contributions
* During his 55-year career, he published
about 500 books and articles on diverse as
learning in fish, methods of statistical
analysis and the elements of aesthetic
quality in urban life.
* Studied animal intelligence (known for his
'cats in a puzzle box' experiments on Trial
and Error)
* Applied animal to human educational
experience; he was once the leader in this
field.
* Constructed a scale to measure children's
handwriting (1910) and a table of
word-frequency in English (1944).
Edward L. Thorndike Faculty File
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[thumbnail] What Do We Spend Our Money For
by E. Thorndike (9/1937)
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[thumbnail] Trains of Thought as Symptoms of Interests and Attitudes - An Exploratory Investigation
by E. Thorndike (3/1937)
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[thumbnail] Trains of Thought
by E. Thorndike (3/1937)
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[thumbnail] The Vocabularies of Juvenile Books
by E. Thorndike (4/1935)
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[thumbnail] The Value of Reported Likes and Dislikes for Various Experiences and Activities as Indications of Personal Traits
by E. Thorndike (6/1936)
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[thumbnail] The Relation Between Intellect and Morality in Rulers
by E. Thorndike (11/1936)
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[thumbnail] The Influence of the Repetition of a Situation
by E. Thorndike (7/1934)
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[thumbnail] The Influence of Relevance and Belonging
by E. Thorndike (10/1935)
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[thumbnail] The Influence of Delay in the After-Effect of a Connection
by E. Thorndike (4/1935)
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[thumbnail] The Goal of Social Effort
by E. Thorndike (4/1936)
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[thumbnail] The Direct Action of Rewards Upon Mental Connection
by E. Thorndike (2/1935)
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[thumbnail] Primitive Forms of Belief and Knowledge
by E. Thorndike (9/1934)
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[thumbnail] Measurements of the Influence of Recency
by E. Thorndike (4/1935)
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[thumbnail] Learning Without Awareness of What is Being Learned or Intent to Learn It
by E. Thorndike (2/1934)
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[thumbnail] In Defense of Facts
by E. Thorndike (10/1935)
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