- NAME: E.L. Thorndike
- OCCUPATION: Academic, Psychologist
- BIRTH DATE: August 31, 1874
- DEATH DATE: August 09, 1949
- EDUCATION: Columbia University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Williamsburg, Massachusetts
- PLACE OF DEATH: Montrose, New York
- Full Name: Edward Lee Thorndike
- AKA: Edward Thorndike
- AKA: Edward L. Thorndike
- AKA: E.L. Thorndike
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Educational psychologist E.L. Thorndike pioneered the fields of animal learning and behavioral psychology with his theory of connectionism.
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Edward Lee Thorndike studied under William James and James McKeen Cattell before teaching at Columbia University for over thirty years. He developed a form of behaviourism known as connectionism, which holds that learning takes place through associative bonds. E.L. Thorndike's writings include Principles of Teaching Based on Psychology and The Psychology of Wants, Interests, and Attitudes.
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