Thorndike (Thorndike) Edward Lee( American psychologist and educator)
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(31.8.1874 - 10.08.1949, New York) - American psychologist and educator. Conducted study of animal behavior, aimed at ensuring that exit 'problem box'. Interpreted as an exhortation to establish communication between the situations and movements, and further pointed out the role of sensory control. To fix the impact behavior of the animal, which was described as a series of trial and error, used so-called 'learning curve'. Formulated a number of laws of learning: 'the law of exercise', 'the law of effect', 'the law of readiness', but in his publications after the 30-year 'law of exercise' was almost discarded.