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

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Birth 1874-08-31
Death 1949-08-09
Americans
English

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Educator.

From the description of Papers of Edward L. Thorndike, 1900-1938. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84052750

Educational psychologist.

Throndike was a professor of educational psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, 1901-1940, a leading figure in educational psychology, and a developer of educational and psychological tests.

From the description of Papers, [ca. 1890-1973], [ca. 1890-1941] (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122566636

Biographical Note

  • 1874, Aug. 31: Born, Williamsburg, Mass.
  • 1895: A.B.,Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn.
  • 1897: M.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1898: Ph.D., Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1899 - 1940 : Professor of educational psychology, Institute of Educational Research, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1900: Married Elizabeth Moulton
  • 1912: President, American Psychological Association
  • circa 1917 - 1918 : Helped develop Alpha-Beta tests for the U.S. Army during World War I
  • 1922 - 1940 : Director, Division of Psychology, Institute of Educational Research, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1934: Elected president, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 1937: Became president of Psychometric Society
  • 1949, Aug. 9: Died, Montrose, N.Y.

From the guide to the Edward L. Thorndike Papers, 1900-1938, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Psychology--Study and teaching
  • English language--Word frequency
  • Educational psychology--study and teaching
  • Educational tests and measurements
  • Psychological tests
  • English language--Semantics
  • Educational psychology

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  • Educators
  • College teachers
  • Psychologists

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