“One hundred years ago, Thorndike's experiments on the learning of cats, dogs, chickens, and fish initiated the study of comparative psychology… This reissue of the 1911 monograph by Thorndike (d. 1949) will interest historians of science. The work was written in refreshingly plain English and contains many figures and tables with his experimental data, and a short index… Graduate students; faculty.”
—T. C. Williams, Choice
About the Author
Edward L. Thorndike (1874-1949) had a distinguished career in psychology that spanned more than half a century. Through most of his career, Thorndike was a professor of psychology at Columbia University. He authored more than 500 publications.
Darryl Bruce is professor of psychology at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is the author of many articles and the co-editor of Autobiographical Memory: Theoretical and Applied Perspective and Eyewitness Memory: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives.