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Edward Thorndike American psychologist

Edward Lee Thorndike was an American psychologist who spent nearly his entire career at Teachers College, Columbia University. His work on comparative psychology and the learning process led to the theory of connectionism and helped lay the scientific foundation for educational psychology. He also worked on solving industrial problems, such as employee exams and testing. He was a member of the board of the Psychological Corporation and served as president of the American Psychological Association in 1912. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Thorndike as the ninth-most cited psychologist of the 20th century. Edward Thorndike had a powerful impact on reinforcement theory and behavior analysis, providing the basic framework for empirical laws in behavior psychology with his law of effect. Through his contributions to the behavioral psychology field came his major impacts on education, where the law of effect has great influence in the classroom.

<i>High Anxiety</i> 1977 satirical comedy film by Mel Brooks

High Anxiety is a 1977 American satirical comedy film produced and directed by Mel Brooks, who also plays the lead. This is Brooks' first film as a producer and first speaking lead role. Veteran Brooks ensemble members Harvey Korman, Cloris Leachman, and Madeline Kahn are also featured. It is a parody of Alfred Hitchcock films.

John Proctor, Jr. was a landowner in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He was the son of John Proctor Sr. (1594–1672) and Martha Harper (1607–1667). John and his wife were tried on August 5, 1692. He was hanged on August 19, 1692 in Salem Village, Massachusetts Bay Colony during the Salem Witch Trials after being falsely accused and convicted for witchcraft.

Darwin–Wedgwood family Two interrelated English families descending from Erasmus Darwin and Josiah Wedgwood

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John Thorndike was one of the first founders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Other sources show his birth date as born February 1610/11.

Ashley Horace Thorndike was an American educator and expert on William Shakespeare. He was the son of a clergyman Edward R Thorndike, and the brother of Lynn Thorndike, an American historian of medieval science and alchemy, and Edward Lee Thorndike known for being the father of modern educational psychology.

Anthony Nicholls (actor)

Anthony Nicholls was an English actor.

<i>The Potting Shed</i>

The Potting Shed is a 1957 play by Graham Greene in three acts. The psychological drama centers on a secret held by the Callifer family for nearly thirty years.

<i>Dawn</i> (1928 film) 1928 film

Dawn is a 1928 British silent war film directed by Herbert Wilcox and starring Sybil Thorndike, Gordon Craig, and Marie Ault. It was produced by Wilcox for his British & Dominions Film Corporation. The film was made at Cricklewood Studios with sets designed by Clifford Pember.

Sibyls were oracular women believed to possess prophetic powers in ancient Greece.

Benjamin Parry was Church of Ireland Bishop of Ossory from 27 January 1678 until his death later the same year.

John Parry was Bishop of Ossory in the Church of Ireland from 1672 until his death.

Honouring individuals with burials and memorials in Westminster Abbey has a long tradition.

<i>Mountain Justice</i> (1937 film) 1937 film

Mountain Justice is a 1937 film directed by Michael Curtiz. It was produced and distributed by Warner Brothers. It is loosely based on the story of Edith Maxwell, who was convicted in 1935 of murdering her coal miner father in Pound, Virginia.

Underhill is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

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Mary Elizabeth Wilson Sherwood American author and socialite

Mary Elizabeth Wilson Sherwood was an American author and socialite. She wrote short stories, poetry, several books, and etiquette manuals, in addition to contributing to many magazines and translating poems from European languages. Among her writings are The Sarcasm of Destiny, A Transplanted Rose, Manners and Social Usages, Sweet Briar, and Roxobel. Better known as Mrs. John Sherwood, some of her literary works were published as "M.E.W.S." or "M.E.W. Sherwood".

Frances Cope, also known as Frances Thorndike, was an American mathematician who published on irregular differential equations. The Thorndike nomogram, a two-dimensional diagram of the Poisson distribution, is named for her.

Hon. Philip Bouverie-Pusey was an English heir and landowner.