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Edward Thorndike

Just as the science and art of agriculture depend upon chemistry and botany, so the art of education depends upon physiology and psychology.

The function of intellect is to provide a means of modifying our reactions to the circumstances of life, so that we may secure pleasure, the symptom of welfare.

The truth of the matter is, of course, that an animal's mind is, by any definition, something intimately associated with his connection-system or means of binding various physical activities to various physical impressions.

To the intelligent man with an interest in human nature it must often appear strange that so much of the energy of the scientific world has been spent on the study of the body and so little on the study of the mind.