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

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Works: 409 works in 1,879 publications in 6 languages and 30,167 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Juvenile works  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Adapter
Classifications: LB1051, 370.15
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Educational psychology by Edward L Thorndike( Book )
151 editions published between 1903 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,389 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 )
72 editions published between 1931 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,323 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 )
41 editions published between 1911 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Human nature and the social order by Edward L Thorndike( Book )
28 editions published between 1940 and 1969 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The teacher's word book of 30,000 words by Edward L Thorndike( Book )
37 editions published between 1944 and 1972 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Improved extension of the Throndike Teacher's word book
Scott, Foresman beginning dictionary by Edward L Thorndike( Book )
15 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in English and held by 862 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 principles of teaching : based on psychology by Edward L Thorndike( Book )
59 editions published between 1906 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 844 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 teaching upon the laws of psychology; it makes use of modern scientific psychology; it seeks to make use also of 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."--Preface
The fundamentals of learning by Edward L Thorndike( Book )
33 editions published between 1932 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 765 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)
Psychology and the science of education; selected writings by Edward L Thorndike( Book )
9 editions published between 1962 and 1985 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The elements of psychology by Edward L Thorndike( Book )
50 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in English and held by 728 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"--Pref. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
Selected writings from a connectionist's psychology by Edward L Thorndike( Book )
17 editions published between 1949 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The measurement of intelligence by Edward L Thorndike( Book )
27 editions published between 1910 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 707 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)
An introduction to the theory of mental and social measurements by Edward L Thorndike( Book )
53 editions published between 1904 and 2011 in English and held by 667 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)
Thorndike-Barnhart junior dictionary by Edward L Thorndike( Book )
18 editions published between 1952 and 1997 in English and held by 665 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
Comparative psychology by Calvin P Stone( Book )
38 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The increasing number of courses offered in Comparative Psychology gives some indication of the importance of the subject. Realizing the need for a satisfactory textbook in this field, a number of men who had been working in Animal Psychology convened at the Cornell meeting of the American Psychological Association and planned an introductory textbook. Each of them prepared independently a suggestive outline for the book as a whole. After studying this outline, a committee selected what appeared to be the most important topics and allocated the assignments among the men according to their specializations. Thereafter each contributor developed his topic in his own way and assumed full responsibility for content, for interpretation of data, and for placement of emphasis. The book is thoroughly documented, so that anyone wishing to go back to the original sources will have no difficulty in so doing. The editor wishes to commend the contributors for their systematic team work in attempting to reduce or eliminate needless repetition of closely related subject matter. There was no effort whatever to curb or to eliminate diverse opinions on controversial subjects; such opinions are omnipresent in rapidly changing subjects, and no student is any the worse for encountering them in his reading at the very outset. 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 everexpanding 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"Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
Education : a first book by Edward L Thorndike( Book )
22 editions published between 1912 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scott, Foresman intermediate dictionary by Edward L Thorndike( Book )
9 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An intermediate dictionary giving pronunciation, examples of usage, and part of speech for each definition of a word. Includes some etymologies, exercises, and lessons in the use of the dictionary
Man and his works by Edward L Thorndike( Book )
13 editions published between 1943 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The psychology of wants, interests and attitudes by Edward L Thorndike( Book )
17 editions published between 1935 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The psychology of arithmetic by Edward L Thorndike( Book )
32 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in 3 languages 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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Alternative Names
Shang dai ke 1874-1949
Shangdaike 1874-1949
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Thorndike, E. l
Thorndike, E. L. 1874-1949
Thorndike, E. L. (Edward Lee), 1874-1949
Thorndike, Edward
Thorndike, Edward L.
Thorndike, Edward Lee.
Thorndike, Edward Lee 1874-1949
Torndaĭk, Ė.
Торндайк, Э 1874-1949
Торндайк, Э. (Эдвар), 1874-1949
ソーンダイク, E. L
商戴克 1874-1949
Languages
English (745)
German (14)
Chinese (14)
Japanese (2)
Italian (1)
Polish (1)
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