Thorndike, Edward Lee
Born: Aug 31, 1874 AD
Died: 1949 AD, at 74 years of age.
1874 - Born on the 31st of August.
- His entire career at Teachers College, Columbia University.
- His work on animal behaviour and the learning process led to the theory of connectionism.
- Thorndike's most famous contributions were his research on how cats learned to escape from puzzle boxes and his related formulation of the law of effect.
1911 - "In the first place, most of the books do not give us a psychology, but rather a eulogy of animals. They have all been about animal intelligence, never about animal stupidity.
- Thorndike meant to distinguish clearly whether or not cats escaping from puzzle boxes were using insight.
- Thorndike also studied auxiliary languages and influenced the work of the International Auxiliary Language Association, which developed Interlingua.
1949 - Died on the 9th of August.
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