By: Carmen, Stacia, Gaby
An influential social cognitive physiologist.
- Birth date: December 4th, 1925.
- Country: Mundare, Canada
Attended the University of Iowa in 1952 and the University of British Colombia 1946-1949.
What type of development theory did Bandura discover?
He called it Social Cognitive theory. Social Cognitive theorist believed that a child who observes a kind act may imitate it. This kind of of act may be shared with a classmate.
Explanation of the Theory
Bandura's social learning theory explains that people learn form one another. For example observation, imitation and modeling. The theory has been called a bridge between behaviorist and cognitive learning theories because it has attention, memory and motivation
Additional Notable Career Events
- 1954 - Began teaching at Stanford University
- 1974 - served as Persistent of the APA
- 1980 - received the APA's award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions
How can this theory be helpful in the classroom as a teacher?
Students learn by observing the behaviors of others such as teachers and the outcomes of those behaviors.
The teacher can be more active in the class.