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Thorndike, Edward L. (Edward Lee) 1874-1949

Overview
Works: 475 works in 2,214 publications in 4 languages and 31,704 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Juvenile works  Controlled vocabularies  Educational films  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Short films  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Compiler, Honoree
Classifications: LB1051, 370.15
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Most widely held works by Edward L Thorndike
Educational psychology by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

85 editions published between 1903 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The knowledge of human nature which psychology offers to students of educational theory and practice may be roughly divided into four parts. A body of general knowledge about instincts, habits, memory, attention, interests, reasoning, etc., finds place in the ordinary textbooks. Detailed descriptions of the thoughts, feelings and conduct of children at different ages are available in the literature of child study. Particular facts which bear upon this or that school subject or method of teaching may be gleaned from researches upon perception, association, practice, fatigue and other topics. Finally there is an even more incoherent mass of facts about the influence of inheritance, environment and general mental development, the beginnings of what we may call a general dynamic psychology, which are relevant to many of the broader questions of education. It is the aim of this book to put this last group of facts at the service of students. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Educational psychology; briefer course by Edward L Thorndike( )

71 editions published between 1910 and 2013 in English and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our knowledge of human instincts and capacities, of the processes of learning and remembering, of mental work and fatigue, and of individual differences and their causes has been much increased in the past score of years. This knowledge I have organized for advanced students in separate volumes on "The Original Nature of Man," "The Psychology of Learning," "Work and Fatigue and Individual Differences." The current book represents a simpler treatment of the more fundamental subject matter of these volumes, organized as a text-book in Educational Psychology for students in colleges and normal schools. Its method is that of straightforward and systematic presentation of principles. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Human learning by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

74 editions published between 1931 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presesents the Messenger Lectures at Cornell University for 1928-1929 and focuses on human learning. The author hopes that those who heard and read the lectures will find them a useful account of fundamental facts and principles of human learning"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Animal intelligence; experimental studies by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

55 editions published between 1911 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Animal Intelligences is a consolidated record of Edward L. Thorndike's theoretical and empirical contributions to the comparative psychology of learning. Thorndike's approach is systematic and comprehensive experimentation using a variety of animals and tasks, all within a laboratory setting." "This study in the investigation of animal intelligence illustrates Thorndike's thinking on the evolution of the mind. It includes his formal statement of the influential law of effect, which has a significant impact on other behaviorists. Hull's law of primary reinforcement was closely related to the law of effect and Skinner acknowledged that the process of operant conditioning was probably that described in the law of effect." "The new introduction by Darryl Bruce is an in-depth study of Thorndike's legacy to comparative psychology as well as a thorough retrospective review of Animal Intelligence."--Provided by publisher
Human nature and the social order by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

35 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 1. General facts and principles -- part 2. Special facts, principles, and applications
The principles of teaching : based on psychology by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

58 editions published between 1906 and 2010 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The aim of this book is to make the study of teaching scientific and practical--scientific in the sense of dealing with verifiable facts rather than attractive opinions, practical in the sense of giving knowledge and power that will make a difference in the actual work of teaching. It follows the example of the better books on education in basing principles of teaching upon the laws of psychology; it makes use of modern scientific psychology and especially of recent investigations in genetic and dynamic psychology; it seeks to make use also of the direct studies of teaching itself which have been made by qualified experts; it is arranged as a manual to guide the student in applying principles himself rather than as a series of discussions to be thought out or, more often, to be simply absorbed. Scientific principles are the back-bone of knowledge of teaching but concrete exercises are its flesh and blood. For the work of the student of teaching is to get practical control of principles by using them. The author offers no excuse for using over a third of his pages for such exercises; indeed, they should occupy more than two-thirds of the student's time. They aim in some cases to test and increase the student's knowledge of principles; in others to insure the habit and power of application of general principles to the particular problems of the school-room; in others to give training in judging the theories, methods and devices which each year's output of educational literature brings to a teacher's attention. In all cases they aim to make thought about teaching more logical and scientific"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
The teacher's word book of 30,000 words by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

49 editions published between 1944 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improved extension of the Throndike Teacher's word book
The fundamentals of learning by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

33 editions published between 1932 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume reports investigations covering a period of three years, dealing with the fundamental facts and forces in learning. It was the author's original purpose to work at certain basic problems until satisfactory solutions were reached; and in general he has done so. But the results suggested certain new problems of such great importance that he has thought it wise to study these also, even without expectation of attaining a final settlement of them. As an indirect consequence of this, one important problem in his original set, that of the relation of the formation of conditional reflexes to associative shifting of the ordinary sort, has been treated only very cursorily". (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
An introduction to the theory of mental and social measurements by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

62 editions published between 1904 and 2012 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is the aim of this book to introduce students to the theory of mental measurements and to provide them with such knowledge and practice as may assist them to follow critically quantitative evidence and argument and to make their own researches exact and logical. Only the most general principles are outlined, the special methods appropriate to each of the mental sciences being better left for separate treatment. If the general problems of mental measurement are realized and the methods at hand for dealing with variable quantities are mastered, the student will find no difficulty in acquiring the special information and technique involved in the quantitative aspect of his special science. The author has had in mind the needs of students of economics, sociology and education, possibly even more than those of students of [psychology, pure and simple. Indeed, a great part of the discussion is relevant to the problems of anthropometry and vital statistics. The book may with certain limitations be used as an introduction to the theory of measurement of all variable phenomena"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The elements of psychology by Edward L Thorndike( )

51 editions published between 1893 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The aim of this book is to help students to learn the general principles of psychology. Those facts which can most profitably be made the subject matter of a course in general psychology are presented with an abundance of concrete illustrations, experiments, exercises and questions, by which the student may secure real rather than verbal conceptions and may test, apply and make permanent his knowledge. This book is designed to serve as a text-book for students who have had no previous training in psychology, who will not in nine cases out of ten take any considerable amount of advanced work in psychology, and who need psychological knowledge and insight to fit them to study, not the special theories of philosophy, but the general facts of human nature. This book is therefore eclectic in subject matter and in method. Description, definition, analysis, experimentation, comparative and genetic studies--no one of these can wisely be omitted. This book represents no particular kind of psychology peculiar to the author, nor any radical departures from the general usage of modern text-books on psychology. The changes from the first edition consist of alterations of form, especially in the case of the exercises. The content remains practically identical with that of the first edition"--Publisher. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
Scott, Foresman beginning dictionary by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

21 editions published between 1964 and 1997 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beginning dictionary which includes illustrations, examples of usage in most definitions, and self-teaching lessons for developing skills in using the dictionary
The measurement of intelligence by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

31 editions published between 1910 and 2016 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume represents the fruits of three years of investigation (from July 1, 1922, to July 1, 1925) by the Division of Psychology of the Institute of Educational Research. It attempts to answer the essential questions concerning the nature and meaning of the measurement of a mental fact in the sample case of intelligence, or rather of a defined segment thereof. Its conclusions, in so far as they are warranted, should become the basis of sound practice in the construction and calibration of scales for use in mental measurement. According to them, the present theory and practice of measurement of mental abilities are justified to a remarkable degree in certain respects, but in others should be almost recreated"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Comparative psychology by Calvin P Stone( Book )

41 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the last eight years, an enormous amount of work has been completed in the field of Comparative Psychology. While the results of this work have been published in the journals, they are not generally available in any usable form. It was with a view to making them easily accessible to students that this second edition has been prepared. Through cooperative efforts, singularly free from the secretive reserve sometimes found among specialists, a book more representative of Comparative Psychology as it is today has been obtained than could reasonably be expected from the hand of a single contributor in this varied and ever-expanding field. Breadth of view and wealth of subject matter more than compensate for a certain lack of unification inevitably present in a work of this kind. This book examines comparative psychology and looks specifically at animal psychology, history, maturation, motivation, individual differences, social behavior, and more." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
Psychology and the science of education; selected writings by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

14 editions published between 1962 and 1985 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings from a connectionist's psychology by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

21 editions published between 1949 and 1969 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thorndike-Barnhart junior dictionary by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

15 editions published between 1952 and 1997 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary designed to define words clearly for the young reader, presenting common uses first and including numerous explanatory phrases and illustrations. Includes an introductory section of how to use a dictionary
Man and his works by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

13 editions published between 1942 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education : a first book by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

28 editions published between 1912 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elementary principles of education by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

16 editions published between 1929 and 2015 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myron Weagle rises from the bottom to become manager of one of the largest hotels in the world
The psychology of arithmetic by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

30 editions published between 1922 and 2012 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents the applications of this newer dynamic psychology to the teaching of arithmetic. Its contents are substantially what have been included in a course of lectures on the psychology of the elementary school subjects given by the author for some years to students of elementary education at Teachers College. Many of these former students, now in supervisory charge of elementary schools, have urged that these lectures be made available to teachers in general. So they are now published in spite of the author's desire to clarify and reinforce certain matters by further researches"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
 
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Educational psychology; briefer course
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商戴克 1874-1949

愛德華·桑代克

Languages
English (835)

Chinese (14)

German (1)

Italian (1)

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Animal intelligence; experimental studiesAn introduction to the theory of mental and social measurementsThe elements of psychologyScott, Foresman beginning dictionaryThorndike-Barnhart junior dictionary