Albert Bandura

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Albert Bandura (; December 4, 1925 – July 26, 2021) was a Canadian-American psychologist who was the David Starr Jordan Professor Emeritus 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 (renamed the 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 1,711,102 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Albert Bandura is the 18th most popular psychologist (down from 17th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Canada (up from 4th 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 18 out of 182Before him are William James, Carl Rogers, Viktor Frankl, Gustave Le Bon, Anna Freud, and John B. Watson. After him are Edward Thorndike, Kurt Lewin, B. F. Skinner, Lawrence Kohlberg, Wilhelm Reich, and Melanie Klein.

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Among people born in 1925, Albert Bandura ranks 9Before him are Pol Pot, Richard Burton, Gilles Deleuze, Yukio Mishima, Paul Newman, and Patrice Lumumba. After him are Robert F. Kennedy, Zygmunt Bauman, Alija Izetbegović, Mikis Theodorakis, Tony Curtis, and Carlos Castaneda.

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Among people born in Canada, Albert Bandura ranks 3 out of 1,130Before him are Leonard Cohen (1934) and Leslie Nielsen (1926). After him are Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874), Donald Sutherland (1935), Marshall McLuhan (1911), James Naismith (1861), Erving Goffman (1922), Alice Munro (1931), Frank Gehry (1929), Justin Trudeau (1971), and Christopher Plummer (1929).


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