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Albert Bandura

1925 - 2021

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Albert Bandura (December 4, 1925 – July 26, 2021) was a Canadian-American psychologist. He was a professor of social science in psychology at Stanford University.Bandura was responsible for contributions to the field of education and to several fields of psychology, including social cognitive theory, therapy, and personality psychology, and was also of influence in the transition between behaviorism and cognitive psychology. He is known as the originator of social learning theory, social cognitive theory, and the theoretical construct of self-efficacy, and is also responsible for the influential 1961 Bobo doll experiment. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albert Bandura has received more than 2,225,099 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Albert Bandura is the 16th most popular psychologist (up from 18th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Canada (up from 3rd in 2019) and the most popular Canadian Psychologist.

Albert Bandura is most famous for his social learning theory. This theory states that people learn from observing others and then imitate the behaviors they see.

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Among psychologists, Albert Bandura ranks 16 out of 183Before him are Jacques Lacan, William James, Erik Erikson, Viktor Frankl, Carl Rogers, and Gustave Le Bon. After him are John B. Watson, Kurt Lewin, B. F. Skinner, Edward Thorndike, Melanie Klein, and Anna Freud.

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Among people born in 1925, Albert Bandura ranks 8Before him are Margaret Thatcher, Richard Burton, Pol Pot, Yukio Mishima, Mikis Theodorakis, and Paul Newman. After him are Gilles Deleuze, Patrice Lumumba, Zygmunt Bauman, Alija Izetbegović, Mahathir Mohamad, and Robert F. Kennedy. Among people deceased in 2021, Albert Bandura ranks 6Before him are Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Michael Collins, Gerd Müller, and Mikis Theodorakis. After him are Charlie Watts, Chun Doo-hwan, Jacques Rogge, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Desmond Tutu, and Christopher Plummer.

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Among people born in Canada, Albert Bandura ranks 2 out of 1,350Before him are Leonard Cohen (1934). After him are Leslie Nielsen (1926), Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874), Donald Sutherland (1935), James Naismith (1861), Justin Trudeau (1971), Erving Goffman (1922), Jim Carrey (1962), Frank Gehry (1929), Alice Munro (1931), and Marshall McLuhan (1911).


Among psychologists born in Canada, Albert Bandura ranks 1After him are Eric Berne (1910), Donald O. Hebb (1904), Steven Pinker (1954), Jordan Peterson (1962), Robert D. Hare (1934), and Gordon Neufeld (1947).