Edward Thorndike

Edward Thorndike bio

Birth Name: Edward Thorndike

Occupation: Psychologist

Place Of Birth: MA

Date Of Birth: August 31, 1874

Date Of Death: August 9, 1949

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Edward Thorndike was born on the 31st of August, 1874. He was known for being a Psychologist. 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.

Edward Thorndike was born in MA. He was the first psychologist to carry out experimental research on non-human subjects, with his doctoral thesis focusing on animal intelligence. To help with the army enlistment efforts in WWI he devised two multiple choice tests used to classify recruits; Alpha tests were given to all soldiers who could read, and Beta tests, with pictures, to soldiers who couldn’t.

Edward Thorndike was a Virgo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Edward Thorndike was born in 1870s.

Edward Thorndike is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Edward Thorndike was born in the Year of the Dog.

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REAL NAME: Edward Thorndike
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Edward Thorndike was a Virgo. People of this zodiac sign like animals, healthy food, nature, cleanliness, and dislike rudeness and asking for help. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical, while weaknesses can be shyness, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play. The greatest overall compatibility with Virgo is Pisces and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Edward Thorndike was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are fiercely loyal and can always keep a secret. They're not afraid of the hardships in life, but they also tend to worry too much sometimes.

Ruling Planet: Edward Thorndike had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Edward Thorndike’s birth sign is Virgo and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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