Albert Bandura

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Psychologist Albert Bandura in 2005

Albert Bandura OC (/bænˈdʊərə/; December 4, 1925 – July 26, 2021) was a Canadian-American psychologist. He was a Professor Emeritus of Social Science in Psychology at Stanford University. He was born in Mundare, Alberta. He was of influence in the transition between behaviorism and cognitive psychology. His later work focused on social cognitive theory, therapy, and personality psychology.

He was known for creating social learning theory and the theoretical construct of self-efficacy. He was also responsible for the creation of the 1961 Bobo doll experiment.

Bandura died on July 26, 2021 in Stanford, California from congestive heart failure, aged 95.[1]

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