Edward Thorndike: Puzzle Box & Explanation

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Which of the following was a major implication of Thorndike's Puzzle Box?

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1. What did Thorndike's Puzzle Box prove directly?

2. How does Thorndike's Puzzle Box extend Pavlov's theory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Thorndike's Puzzle Box theory had groundbreaking implications, and this quiz/worksheet will test your understanding of those implications and how the theory compares with Pavlov's theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following items:

  • Difference between Pavlov's and Thorndike's theories
  • Way Thorndike's Puzzle Box theory extends Pavlov's
  • Major implication of Thorndike's Puzzle Box theory

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related educational psychology lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of Thorndike's Puzzle Box theory to determine what the theory proves
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the theories of Thorndike and Pavlov

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson titled Edward Thorndike: Puzzle Box & Explanation. The lesson addresses the following objectives:

  • Introduce Edward Thorndike's Puzzle Box experiment and theory
  • Contrast Thorndike's Puzzle Box theory with Pavlov's
  • Reveal the flaws in Pavlov's theory
  • Define contiguous and higher-order conditioning
  • Explain explications for S-R theory
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