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

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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)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Yerkes, Robert Mearns, 1876-1956. Robert Mearns Yerkes papers, 1822-1985 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Cattell, James McKeen, 1860-1944. James McKeen Cattell papers, 1835-1948 (bulk 1896-1948). Library of Congress
referencedIn The Henry Gilbert Papers, 1821-1980 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Thorndike, Edward L. (Edward Lee), 1874-1949. Papers of Edward L. Thorndike, 1900-1938. Library of Congress
referencedIn Letters to William James from various correspondents and photograph album, 1865-1929. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Thorndike, Edward L. (Edward Lee), 1874-1949. [Papers by E.L.Thorndike, 1899-1908 : pamphlet vol.]. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Miles, Walter R. (Walter Richard), 1885-1978. Walter R. Miles and Catharine Cox Miles papers, 1899-1965. University of Akron, Bierce Library
referencedIn Titchener, Edward Bradford, 1867-1927. Edward Bradford Titchener papers, 1887-1940. Cornell University Library
referencedIn William James papers, 1803-1941 (inclusive) 1862-1910 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Proctor, Arthur Marcus, 1886-1955. Papers, [ca. 1931-1930]. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Milbank Memorial Library. Miscellaneous records, [ca. 1819-1983]. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Arthur F. McClure papers, 1872-1934 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection.
referencedIn James McKeen Cattell Papers, 1835-1948, (bulk 1896-1948) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Edward L. Thorndike Papers, 1900-1938 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Immigration Restriction League (U.S.) records, 1893-1921. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Edward Bradford Titchener papers, 1887-1940. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs. 1860 - 1952. General Records
referencedIn Yerkes, Robert Mearns, 1876-1956. Robert Mearns Yerkes papers, 1822-1985 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Elmer Ellsworth Brown Papers, 1827-1936 New York University. Archives.
referencedIn Robert Mearns Yerkes papers, 1822-1985 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Hatch, David Lincoln. An analysis and critical study of Your City. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company reader reports on manuscripts submitted for publication, 1882-1931. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Clarence Hagen collection of autographs, 1938 Center for the History of Psychology
referencedIn Boder, David P. (David Pablo), 1886-1961. David P. Boder papers, 1927-1956. University of Akron, Bierce Library
referencedIn Brown, Elmer Ellsworth, 1861-1934. Personal papers, 1827-1936. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Thorndike, Edward L. (Edward Lee), 1874-1949. Papers, [ca. 1890-1973], [ca. 1890-1941] (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Abraham Aaron Roback papers, 1909-1965. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
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associatedWith Boder, David P. (David Pablo), 1886-1961. person
associatedWith Brown, Elmer Ellsworth, 1861-1934. person
associatedWith Carnegie Corporation of New York. corporateBody
correspondedWith Cattell, James McKeen, 1860-1944. person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Columbia College (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Columbia University. Teachers College. corporateBody
associatedWith Columbia University. Teachers College. Thorndike Hall. corporateBody
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Edward Bradford, Titchener 1867-1927 person
associatedWith Gilbert, Henry F. B. (Henry Franklin Belknap), 1868-1928 person
associatedWith Hagen, Clarence person
associatedWith Hatch, David Lincoln. person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Immigration Restriction League (U.S.). corporateBody
correspondedWith James, William, 1842-1910 person
associatedWith Koppel, Frederick. person
associatedWith Lorge, Irving, 1905-1961 person
associatedWith McClure, Arthur F., 1909? -2000 person
associatedWith Milbank Memorial Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Miles, Walter R. (Walter Richard), 1885-1978. person
associatedWith Proctor, Arthur Marcus, 1886-1955. person
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
correspondedWith Roback, A. A. (Abraham Aaron), 1890-1965 person
associatedWith Titchener, Edward Bradford, 1867-1927. person
associatedWith Yerkes, Robert Mearns, 1876-1956. person
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Psychology--Study and teaching
English language--Word frequency
Educational psychology--study and teaching
Educational tests and measurements
Psychological tests
English language--Semantics
Educational psychology
Occupation
Educators
College teachers
Psychologists
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Birth 1874-08-31

Death 1949-08-09

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