Albert Bandura

By: Carmen, Stacia, Gaby

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An influential social cognitive physiologist.

  • Birth date: December 4th, 1925.
  • Country: Mundare, Canada

Educational Background

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.