The psychologist Edward Thorndike died at the age of 74. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Psychologist who proposed influential theories on learning and human behavior, leading the way for modern educational psychology. He was also the president of the American Psychological Association and a member of the board of the Psychological Corporation.
He had five children with wife Elizabeth Moulton.
The intellectual evolution of the race consists in an increase in the number, delicacy, complexity, permanence and speed of formation of such associations.
When, instead of merely associating some act with some situation in the animal way, we think the situation out, we have a set of particular feelings of its elements.
The function of intellect is to provide a means of modifying our reactions to the circumstances of life, so that we may secure pleasure, the symptom of welfare.
For origin and development of human faculty we must look to these processes of association in lower animals.
To the intelligent man with an interest in human nature it must often appear strange that so much of the energy of the scientific world has been spent on the study of the body and so little on the study of the mind.