Edward Lee Thorndike


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Noun1.Edward Lee Thorndike - United States educational psychologist (1874-1949)
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In 1911, another American psychologist Edward Lee Thorndike published the Law of Effect, the principle of learning that states "responses that produce a satisfying effect in a particular situation become more likely to occur again in that situation, and responses that produce a discomforting effect become less likely to occur again in that situation.
O mais notorio exemplo da psicologia comportamental do seculo XIX foi Edward Lee Thorndike (1874-1949), que estudou a aprendizagem em humanos e nao humanos e formulou a lei do efeito.
El rapido avance de la ciencia psicologica no impide que los investigadores contemporaneos, como los espanoles Ricardo Pellon (vinculado con la UNED de Madrid) y Arancha Huidobro (quien fallecio poco antes de publicarse la obra), exploren el legado teorico y empirico de Edward Lee Thorndike, luego de cumplirse un siglo de su trabajo doctoral sobre la inteligencia en animales.