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  • Many of us who are Anglicans will have a suspicion that our wait for a restoration will be longer than Thorndike's.

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  • I did spend considerable time years ago reading Morton W. Bloomfield's "The Seven Deadly Sins," and of course I have Thorndike's "History of Science and Experimental Magic" and other delightful reference works to aid me in working with vain thoughts and efforts.

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  • One of Thorndike's projects focused on the problem solving abilities of housecats.

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  • On his work, see Lynn Thorndike's A History of Magic and Experimental Science (New York, 1923 — 58), 2: 401 — 35, and G. Se Boyar, "Bartholomaeus Anglicus and his Encyclopedia," Journal of English and Germanic Philology 19 (1920): 168 — 89.

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  • It was easy for the psychologist in me to imagine him inside one of Thorndike's puzzle boxes, tripping levers and pushing pedals randomly and then intelligently to get the reward.

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  • In his theory of learning he rejected Thorndike's law of effect be - cause the concept of “satisfaction” was mentalistic.


  • Many have commented on the simi - larity between this concept and that of Thorndike's


  • Thorndike's law of effect concerns acts, not movements.


  • The pattern of actions which lead to a reduction of a need becomes reinforced — as in Thorndike's law of effect.


  • Operant conditioning has been, in fact, an - other way of reformulating Thorndike's Law of Effect, in nonmentalistic terminology.



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