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Edward Thorndike
August 31, 1874 - August 9, 1949
Nationality: American
Category: Psychologist
Subcategory: American Psychologist

Psychology helps to measure the probability that an aim is attainable.


Some statements concern the conscious states of the animal, what he is to himself as an inner life; others concern his original and acquired ways of response, his behavior, what he is an outside observer.


It will, of course, be understood that directly or indirectly, soon or late, every advance in the sciences of human nature will contribute to our success in controlling human nature and changing it to the advantage of the common weal.


Nowhere more truly than in his mental capacities is man a part of nature.


Human beings are accustomed to think of intellect as the power of having and controlling ideas and of ability to learn as synonymous with ability to have ideas. But learning by having ideas is really one of the rare and isolated events in nature.


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