Edward Thorndike

1874 - 1949

Edward Thorndike

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. He also worked on solving industrial problems, such as employee exams and testing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Thorndike has received more than 782,956 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 22nd most popular psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Edward Thorndike ranks 22 out of 169Before him are B. F. Skinner, Albert Bandura, Anna Freud, John B. Watson, Kurt Lewin, and Wilhelm Reich. After him are Melanie Klein, Daniel Kahneman, Hermann Ebbinghaus, Paul Ekman, Alfred Binet, and Milton H. Erickson.

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Among people born in 1874, Edward Thorndike ranks 12Before him are Howard Carter, W. Somerset Maugham, Herbert Hoover, Johannes Stark, Chaim Weizmann, and Ernst Cassirer. After him are Max Scheler, Gertrude Stein, G. K. Chesterton, Alexander Kolchak, Carl Bosch, and António Egas Moniz. Among people deceased in 1949, Edward Thorndike ranks 6Before him are Maurice Maeterlinck, Richard Strauss, Sigrid Undset, George Gurdjieff, and Georgi Dimitrov. After him are Margaret Mitchell, James Ensor, Hassan al-Banna, Friedrich Bergius, Elton Mayo, and August Krogh.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edward Thorndike ranks 244 out of 12,171Before him are Arthur Miller (1915), J. Paul Getty (1892), Pete Conrad (1930), Emily Dickinson (1830), Fred Astaire (1899), and Ronnie James Dio (1942). After him are Mario Puzo (1920), Bette Davis (1908), Roy Lichtenstein (1923), Joseph Smith (1805), Jerry Brown (1938), and Oliver Hardy (1892).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Edward Thorndike ranks 7Before him are Abraham Maslow (1908), John Dewey (1859), William James (1842), Carl Rogers (1902), B. F. Skinner (1904), and John B. Watson (1878). After him are Paul Ekman (1934), Milton H. Erickson (1901), Jerome Bruner (1915), Lawrence Kohlberg (1927), Irvin D. Yalom (1931), and Alfred Kinsey (1894).

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