Thorndike’s connectionism theory. 1. WHO IS EDWARD L. THORNDIKE? Figure I . Edward Lee Thorndike (); 2. EDWARD L. Connectionism[edit]. Thorndike was a Thorndike was able to create a theory of learning based on his research with animals. Effects of E. L. Thorndike’s theory of connectionism rudiments on developing cello playing skills for beginners. Asu Perihan Karadut. Anadolu University, State .

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Halpern Ronald F. Fixation in the nervous system. Thorndike’s Law of Effect states that “responses that produce a desired effect are more likely conmectionism occur again whereas responses that produce an unpleasant effect are less likely to occur again”.

The Psychology of Arithmetic. This is the ability to process and understand different concepts. Thorndike identified the three main areas of intellectual development.

In short, behaviour or learning will take place or be repeated if the result of such action is pleasant. He also emphasized that the satisfaction must come immediately after the success, or the lesson would not sink in.

Educational psychology briefer course. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Except where otherwise noted, content on this wiki is licensed under the following license: It is possible to shift any response from one stimulus to another. Thorndike had a powerful impact on both psychology and education.

This potential to learn leads to frustration if not satisfied.

The chick, according to his age, hunger, vitality, sleepiness, and the like, may be in one or another attitude toward the external situation. Proper mind set is the key word in this law. His research led to many theories and laws of learning. Macmillan Reference USA, This learning through response was later in 20th century replaced by learning as knowledge construction.


Thorndike was among some of the first psychologists to combine learning theory, psychometrics, and applied research for school-related subjects to form psychology of education.

In his own words. Thorndike is well known for his experiments on animals supporting the law of effect. The Contribution of Psychology to Education.

Edward Thorndike

Some responses are overlearned as familiar acts e. It gave three laws of learning in which is, most widely used theory in education. For example, if when learning German vocabulary a person always tests themselves in the German-to-English direction it is more difficult for them to give the German equivalent when prompted with an English word than to give the English word when prompted with the German equivalent.

Connectionism, today defined as an approach in the fields of artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology, cognitive science and philosophy of mind which models mental or behavioral phenomena with networks of simple units 1is not a theory in frames of behaviorismbut it preceded and influenced behaviorist school of thought.

Reinforcement theory and behavior analysis. A theory that proposes that yhorndike learning consists primarily of the strengthening of the relationship between the tgorndike and the response.

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New York, Teachers College: CC Attribution-Share Alike 4. Learning is not mediated by ideas. Efficiency and morality in Thorndyke’s educational psychology”. Strength of connection – The strength of the connection depends upon the reaction time.

The influence of improvement in one mental function upon the efficiency of other functions. The inactivity of a conduction unit which is ready to behave, may be unsatisfactory and any reaction may arise is connection with that deficiency.

Thorndike opposed the idea that learning should reflect nature, which was the main thought of developmental scientists at that time. His work on comparative psychology and the learning process led to the theory of connectionism and helped lay the scientific foundation for educational psychology.


Watson argued that the very behaviors Thorndike referred to as resulting from a “nursing instinct” stemming from “unreasoning tendencies to pet, coddle, and ‘do for’ others,” [30] were performed with difficulty by new mothers and thus must have been learned, while “instinctive factors are practically nil”. However, unlike WatsonThorndike introduced the concept of reinforcement. The cat would use various methods while trying to cconnectionism out, however nothing would work until it hit the lever.

Law of exercise has two sub—laws: However, Thornidke reiterated that negative consequences do not necessarily weaken thornndike connections, same is true that positive consequences do not always guarantee the recurrence of behaviour. Law of Exercise — The law of exercise had two parts: The Psychology of Arithmetic.

Woodworth John B.

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Learning is the result of associations forming between stimuli and responses. The second is mechanical intelligence, which is the ability to handle physical objects. A reply or an answer. Thorndike believed that “Instruction should pursue specified, socially useful goals. Frequent test should be taken to make the students practice the subject learnt.

Educational Implications- This law is based on the feelings of the learner. Wikisource has original works written by or about:

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