Albert Bandura

Psychologist, Academic

1925 –

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Who is Albert Bandura?

Albert Bandura is a psychologist who is the David Starr Jordan Professor Emeritus of Social Science in Psychology at Stanford University. For almost six decades, he has been responsible for contributions to many fields of psychology, including social cognitive theory, therapy and personality psychology, and was also influential in the transition between behaviorism and cognitive psychology. He is known as the originator of social learning theory and the theoretical construct of self-efficacy, and is also responsible for the influential 1961 Bobo doll experiment.

A 2002 survey ranked Bandura as the fourth most-frequently cited psychologist of all time, behind B. F. Skinner, Sigmund Freud, and Jean Piaget, and as the most cited living one. Bandura is widely described as the greatest living psychologist, and as one of the most influential psychologists of all time.

In 1974 Bandura was elected to be the Eighty-Second President of the American Psychological Association. He was one of the youngest president-elects in the history of the APA at the age of 46.

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Born
Dec 4, 1925
Mundare
Also known as
  • อัลเบิร์ต บันดูรา
  • Бандура, Альберт
  • 阿尔波特·班杜拉
Nationality
  • Canada
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of British Columbia
    Psychology
    (1946 - 1949)
  • Master of Arts, University of Iowa
    Psychology
    ( - 1951)
  • PhD, University of Iowa
    Psychology
    ( - 1952)
Employment
  • Instructor to Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
    (1953 - )
  • Department Chair, Stanford Department of Psychology
    (1976 - 1977)
  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
    (1969 - 1970)
Lived in
  • California
    (1953 - )

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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