Thorndike, Edward L. (Edward Lee), 1874-1949Alternative names
From the description of Papers of Edward L. Thorndike, 1900-1938. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84052750
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
1874, Aug. 31:
Born, Williamsburg, Mass.
A.B.,Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn.
M.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
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.
Married Elizabeth Moulton
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.
Elected president, American Association for the Advancement of Science
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)
- Psychology--Study and teaching
- English language--Word frequency
- Educational psychology--study and teaching
- Educational tests and measurements
- Psychological tests
- English language--Semantics
- Educational psychology
- College teachers