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Law of Effect in Psychology: Definition & Example

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The law of effect is grounded in which subfield of psychology?

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1. Which 20th century psychologist is credited with promoting the law of effect?

2. In many ways, the law of effect was the precursor to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use the multiple-choice questions in this interactive quiz and printable worksheet to review key details related to the law of effect.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Which subfield of psychology the law of effect is grounded in
  • Who is credited with promoting the law of effect
  • What the law of effect was a precursor to
  • The behaviorist that built upon the law of effect to better understand how environmental rewards and punishments affect behavior

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about who first promoted the law of effect and who built upon this concept later
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about behavior and positive feedback in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related educational psychology lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson Law of Effect in Psychology: Definition & Example. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Introduces and defines the law of effect
  • Provides specific examples to better understand this law
  • Examines E.L. Thorndike and his publication of the law of effect
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