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

Works: 403 works in 2,015 publications in 4 languages and 30,323 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Juvenile works  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Educational films  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Instructional television programs  Methods (Music)  Biography  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Honoree
Classifications: LB1051, 370.15
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Most widely held works by Edward L Thorndike
Educational psychology; briefer course by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

169 editions published between 1903 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,329 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)
Human learning by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

75 editions published between 1931 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,183 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 )

86 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph is an attempt at an explanation of the nature of the process of association in the animal mind. Inasmuch as there have been no extended researches of a character similar to the present one either in subject-matter or experimental method, it is necessary to explain briefly its standpoint. Our knowledge of the mental life of animals equals in the main our knowledge of their sense-powers, of their instincts or reactions performed without experience, and of their reactions which are built up by experience. Confining our attention to the latter we find it the opinion of the better observers and analysts that these reactions can all be explained by the ordinary associative processes without aid from abstract, conceptual, inferential thinking. These associative processes then, as present in animals' minds and as displayed in their acts, are my subject-matter. Anyone familiar in even a general way with the literature of comparative psychology will recall that this part of the field has received faulty and unsuccessful treatment. The careful, minute, and solid knowledge of the sense-organs of animals finds no counterpart in the realm of associations and habits. The main purpose of the study of the animal mind is to learn the development of mental life down through the phylum, to trace in particular the origin of human faculty. In relation to this chief purpose of comparative psychology the associative processes assume a role predominant over that of sense-powers or instinct, for in a study of the associative processes lies the solution of the problem. Sense-powers and instincts have changed by addition and supersedence, but the cognitive side of consciousness has changed not only in quantity but also in quality. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
The teacher's word book of 30,000 words by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

47 editions published between 1944 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improved extension of the Throndike Teacher's word book
Human nature and the social order by Charles Horton Cooley( Book )

35 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 1. General facts and principles -- part 2. Special facts, principles, and applications
A Dictionary of Canadianisms on historical principles; dictionary of Canadian English by University of Victoria (B.C.)( Book )

22 editions published between 1964 and 1997 in English and held by 830 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
Psychology and the science of education; selected writings by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

16 editions published between 1962 and 1985 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1949 and 1969 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fundamentals of learning by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

33 editions published between 1932 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 679 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)
The principles of teaching : based on psychology by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

58 editions published between 1906 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 674 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 measurement of intelligence by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

28 editions published between 1910 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 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)
Educational psychology by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

17 editions published between 1913 and 1970 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scott, Foresman intermediate dictionary by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intermediate dictionary giving pronunciation, examples of usage, and part of speech for each definition of the word. Includes some etymologies, exercises and lessons in the use of the dictionary
Man and his works; the science of cultural anthropology by Melville J Herskovits( Book )

14 editions published between 1942 and 1969 in English and German and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the whole field of anthropology
Education : a first book by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

27 editions published between 1912 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The psychology of wants, interests and attitudes by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

20 editions published between 1932 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elements of psychology by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

51 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in English and held by 512 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)
Principles of comparative psychology by C. Lloyd Morgan( Book )

41 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 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)
An introduction to the theory of mental and social measurements by Edward L Thorndike( Book )

64 editions published between 1904 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 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. This book has been revised, and the greater part of it entirely rewritten, to introduce the students to the literature on mental and social measurements which is now available. In general, the treatment is made much clearer and somewhat more elementary"--Pref. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
A critical study of Thorndike's theory and laws of learning by Catholic University of America( )

3 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Animal intelligence; experimental studies
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Animal intelligence; experimental studiesA Dictionary of Canadianisms on historical principles; dictionary of Canadian EnglishScott, Foresman intermediate dictionaryThe elements of psychologyAn introduction to the theory of mental and social measurements