Edward Thorndike school of thought was behavioralism. Because he wanted to learn more about how animals learn. He lived in the 1800s during that time he proposed that humans and animals acquire behaviors through the association of stimuli and responses. He advanced two laws of learning to explain why behaviors occur the way they do. The law of exercise states that the more a stimulus is connected with a response, the stronger the link between the two.
Edward was important to psychology because he wanted to know more about how trial and error worked. He could of had more things to be able to do more research on. And to be able to have more knowledge on what he was learning. Because then he could of been able to have stronger experiments. This is why i think that Edward Thorndike is an important psychologist. He created both the Alpha and Beta versions that led to today's ASVAB, a multiple choice test administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command that is used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States armed forces. These methods are still used today in public schools by measuring a students' aptitude, achievements, and intelligence.