[ US /ˈθɔɹndɪk/ ]
  1. English actress (1882-1976)
  2. United States educational psychologist (1874-1949)
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How To Use Thorndike In A Sentence

  • Thorndike is important as an early figure in the effort to establish a scientific knowledge base for the research of human learning, especially for instructional technology.
  • It's over quickly, just as you're still admiring Branagh's closelipped way with a line; Julia Ormond's sweetly melancholy Vivien Leigh seeing dailies with Olivier - to whom she was married at the time - she's moved, sadly, by Marilyn's beauty; Emma Watson as an ever-so-slightly jaded young wardrobe girl; and Judi Dench as legendary actress Dame Sybil Thorndike, presented here as the kindest and gentlest of colleagues. The Seattle Times
  • L. Thorndike, a behavioral psychologist at Columbia University, was perhaps most influential and particularly salient for the field of instructional technology.
  • Thorndike, Lynn, ed. The Sphere of Sacrobosco and Its Commentators. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1949. Pp. 118-23.
  • Thorndike was the first psychologist in western nations, who attested adult learning.
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