Albert Bandura

Psychologist

The Beginning

Albert was born on December 4th, 1925 in Mundare, Canada.


Backround

Albert was raised in a small farming community. He was the last born of six children

During his lifetime he has written several books and articles that have been used in other psychological research.

He graduated from the University of British Columbia. And later attended the University of Iowa.

In 1952, he obtained his PhD from the university of Iowa.

He began teaching at Stanford University in 1953.

Albert was president of the APA in 1974.

In 1980 he received an award for distinguished scientific contributions








Contributions to Psychology!


Bandura’s work is considered part of the cognitive revolution in psychology that began in the late 1960s. During his studies, he developed the social learning theory. Albert believed that aggression is a learned behavior. He said that individuals do not inherit violent tendencies but learn them through observing a model. He also believes that these can be learned not only in the persons personal life, but through media.