ALBERT BANDURA

The Man with the Plan

His Life

“People who believe they have the power to exercise, some measures of control over their lives are more healthier, more effective, more successful than those who lack faith in their ability to effect changes in their lives.” – Albert Bandura


Albert Bandura was born on december 4th 1925 in a small canadian town near Edmonton. He was the youngest of six siblings and went to a small school with two teachers. Because his school was very small and had little education he had to take education into his own hands. He started learning that even though you have a textbook you can learn even more by experience and it helps for his persona in the future. when he enrolled in the University of British Columbia used to take filler classes to pass time and took many classes. he also passed time in the library learning different things because he could. one that someone forgot to turn in a book so to pass time normally he read the book which had psychology inside it and once he read it it inspired it and he decided that this was going to be is career.


Three years later he graduated and enrolled in the University of Iowa because of all the psychologist that peaked is intrest like Clark Hull and earned his M.A degree in 1951 and his Ph.D in 1952. After achieving these his he had a position at Stanford University with the study of adolescence aggression that made him even more interested in modeling and imitation. To this day he continue his intrest in vicarious learning and continues his work.

Reciprocal Determinism

Reciprocal determinism is a view of person-environment interaction in which the environment,one's behavior, and internal personal factors influence one another.

Ex: If someone listens to angry loud music. their emotions will shape the music. but if they listen to calm soft music. they will copy that

Self-Efficacy

The belief that we can succeed in certain situations. It has a influence on how you see a challenge or a goal.

Ex:Learning in class and passing a test rather than failing a test. Raises self-efficacy

Bobo Doll experiment

When Albert Bandura put an older child in the room with the doll it started to hit it. and once the younger child was in their it didnt hit it until they saw someone older hit them. solution was some kids hit the doll and others didnt. all depending on who they followed after they saw them hit the doll.


sometimes it may not work because of the way the child was raised prior to the experiment or just not in its nature to be violent or to be beyond violent. All depends on the genes and how the child was trained in my point of view. Like a animal is trained to do circus tricks or stay wild and survive on its own methods but the animal was still trained or just lets its instincts take over.

Learned helplessness

a mental state in which an organism forced to bear aversive stimuli, or stimuli that are painful or otherwise unpleasant.


We learn these things by getting strucken by fear of something so e can never do it again. Like a mother and son thing. If the mother beats the son for hitting her as a young child. He will not do it again, but if he is a teenager and she beats him for hitting her except an earliar age. it wont have that much of a effect at all.