Edward Thorndike

Edward Thorndike

Born Aug 31, 1874
Hometown Williamsburg, Mas...
Died Aug 9, 1949
Death Place Montrose, New York
Nationality American
Other Names Edward Lee Thorndike

Edward Lee "Ted" Thorndike was an American psychologist who spent nearly his entire career at Teachers College, Columbia University. His work on animal behavior and the learning process led to the theory of connectionism and helped lay the scientific foundation for modern educational psychology. He also worked on solving industrial problems, such as employee exams and testing.… Read More

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1874 Birth Born on August 31, 1874.


1898 23 Years Old Upon graduation, Thorndike returned to his initial interest, Educational Psychology. In 1898 he completed his PhD at Columbia University under the supervision of James McKeen Cattell, one of the founding fathers of psychometrics.
1899 24 Years Old In 1899, after a year of unhappy, initial employment at the College for Women of Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio, he became an instructor in psychology at Teachers College at Columbia University, where he remained for the rest of his career, studying human learning, education, and mental testing.
1900 25 Years Old On August 29, 1900, he wed Elizabeth Moulton and they had five children. … Read More


1912 37 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He was a member of the board of the Psychological Corporation, and served as president of the American Psychological Association in 1912. … Read More


1917 42 Years Old He was admitted to the National Academy of Sciences in 1917. … Read More


1929 54 Years Old …  In 1929, Thorndike addressed his early theory of learning, and claimed that he had been wrong. … Read More


1937 62 Years Old In 1937 Thorndike became the second President of the Psychometric Society, following in the footsteps of Louis Leon Thurstone who had established the society and its journal Psychometrika the previous year. … Read More
1949 75 Years Old Died on August 9, 1949.
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