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Robert L. Thorndike

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AssessPsy Robert L. Thorndike (1910-1990) was a psychometrician and educational psychologist who made significant contributions to cognitive ability testing. Like his father, Edward Thorndike, he conducted research in both animal and human psychology. With Irving Lorge, Thorndike published a standardized test in 1954 which later became, with the collaboration of Elizabeth Hagen, the widely used Cognitive Ability Test.

He was one of the first to write about cluster analysis.[1]

Thorndike was with Teachers College, Columbia University.

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Preceded by:
Patrick Suppes
President of the

American Educational Research Association

Succeeded by:
Gene V. Glass

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