Edward Thorndike
#2802 Overall Influence

Edward Thorndike

American psychologist

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Edward Lee Thorndike 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. He was a member of the board of the Psychological Corporation and served as president of the American Psychological Association in 1912. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Thorndike as the ninth-most cited psychologist of the 20th century. Edward Thorndike had a powerful impact on reinforcement theory and behavior analysis, providing the basic framework for empirical laws in behavior psychology with his law of effect. Through his contributions to the behavioral psychology field came his major impacts on education, where the law of effect has great influence in the classroom.

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Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University

University in Ohio, United States

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Wesleyan University
Wesleyan University

Private liberal arts college in Middletown, Connecticut

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Columbia University
Columbia University

Private Ivy League research university in New York City

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Teachers College
Teachers College

Graduate school of Columbia University

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Stanford University
Stanford University

Private research university located in Stanford, California, United States

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#58 World Rank #23 USA Rank
Psychology