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Mental Work and Fatigue and Individual Differences and Their Causes

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ISBN-10: 1406736465

ISBN-13: 9781406736465

Edition: N/A

Authors: Edward L. Thorndike

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List price: $31.95
Publisher: Read Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 420
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.93" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Educational psychologist and author of the intelligence test bearing his name, Edward L. Thorndike also is known for his work in educational statistics. He studied under William James (see also Vol. 4) at Harvard University and carried out experiments on animal intelligence with some chickens that he kept in the basement of James's house---his landlady having refused to let him keep them in his room. Thorndike's first papers were on "The Psychology of Fishes" and "The Mental Life of Monkeys" When he received his doctorate from Columbia University in 1898, the statistical treatment of test results in psychology was experimental. He became an instructor in genetic psychology at Teachers…