Albert Bandura

Profession : Philosopher ,Psychologist
Nationality : Canadian
Birth : 4th December, 1925
Death :
About : Albert Bandura (born December 4, 1925, in Mundare, Alberta, Canada) is a psychologist and the David Starr Jordan Professor Emeritus of Social Science in Psychology at Stanford University. Over a career spanning almost six decades, Bandura has been responsible for groundbreaking contributions to many fields of psychology, including social cognitive theory, therapy and personality psychology, and was also influential in the transition between behaviorism and cognitive psychology. He is known as the originator of social learning theory and the theory of self-efficacy, and is also responsible for the influential 1961 Bobo Doll experiment. A 2002 survey ranked Bandura as the fourth most-frequently cited psychologist of all time, behind B.F. Skinner, Sigmund Freud, and Jean Piaget, and as the most cited living one.Bandura is widely described as the greatest living psychologist,and as one of the most influential psychologists of all time. In 2008 Bandura won the Grawemeyer Award in Psychology.

Albert Bandura Quotes

Accomplishment is socially judged by ill defined criteria so that one has to rely on others to find out how one is doing.
Topics : Achievement
Coping with the demands of everyday life would be exceedingly trying if one could arrive at solutions to problems only by actually performing possible options and suffering the consequences.
Tags : Consequences , Options , Solutions Topics : Suffering
In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy, to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life.
Tags : Inequities Topics : Business , Life , Success
Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism. Destructive conduct is made personally and socially acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends. This is why most appeals against violent means usually fall on deaf ears.
Most of the images of reality on which we base our actions are really based on vicarious experience.
Tags : Images , Reality Topics : Experience
People who believe they have the power to exercise some measure of control over their lives are healthier, more effective and more successful than those who lack faith in their ability to effect changes in their lives.
Tags : Exercise Topics : Uncategorized
There are countless studies on the negative spillover of job pressures on family life, but few on how job satisfaction enhances the quality of family life.
Tags : Countless , Quality , Satisfaction Topics : Life
Very often we developed a better grasp of the subjects than the over worked teachers.
Tags : Teachers Topics : Uncategorized

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Anger and hatred lead to fear; compassion and concern for others allow us to develop self-confidence, which breeds trust and friendship.

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