Albert Bandura

By: Abby Michelle Timm-Haworth

Born-Died

December 4, 1925-Still alive

Developmental Area: Social

Country: Mundare, Canada

Theory:

  1. Attention- In order for an individual to learn anything, he or she must pay attention to the features of the modeled behavior.
  2. Retention- If an individual is to be influenced by observing behaviors he or she needs to remember the activities that were modeled at one time or another.
  3. Reproduction- Reproduction involves converting symbolic representations into appropriate actions.
  4. Motivation- To imitate a behavior, the person must have some motivating factor behind it, such as incentives that a person envisions.

Where his work was completed:

  • Albert Bandura was born December 4, 1925.
  • 1949 – Graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Psychology.
  • 1952 – Received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Iowa.
  • 1953 – Began teaching at Stanford University.
  • 1974 – Served as President of the APA.
  • 1980 – Received the APA’s Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions.
  • 2004 - Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Psychology, American Psychological Association