Thorndike: "The Law of Effect".

Explain the major theme of the selected theory.

Explain the major theme of Edward Lee Thorndike's "The Law of Effect".

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...rds. Thus, learning is observable and measurable; thus, there is no need to use internal unobservable processes. Thorndike's learning theory rests on three main laws: (1) law of effect, (2) law of readiness and (3) law of exercise:

The LAW OF EFFECT states that behavior followed by a "satisfactory state of affairs?is most likely to become an established response to a particular stimulus. In other words, the responses to a stimulus that is paired with a rewarding reaction will be strengthened and more likelyto become a habitual response to that ...