By: Edward L. Thorndike
Source: Thorndike, Edward L. "The Contribution of Psychology to Education." Journal of Educational Psychology 1, 1910, 5–8.
About the Author: Edward L. Thorndike (1874–1949) received a B.S. from Wesleyan University, an M.A. from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. He was a professor at Teachers College, Columbia University from 1899 to 1940. He published over 500 books and articles. Thorndike was well known for his work on human and animal behavior and learning, as well as psychological measurement.
With Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, (1859) came a new way of thinking about humans in relation to science. Traditionally, the study of human behavior was a matter for philosophers and theologians. After Darwin, many began to see humans as part of...
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