Albert Bandura. By: Sergio Borjas. Basic Information. Born December 4, 1925 in Mundare , Canada. Famous Psychologyst known for his social learning theory. Specialized in social cognative theory and self- efficiancy. Early Life.
By: Sergio Borjas
Albert Bandura was born in a small Canadian town located approximately 50 miles from Edmonton. The last of six children, Bandura's early education consisted of one small school with only two teachers.
Albert Bandura soon became fascinated by psychology after enrolling at the University of British Columbia. After graduating in just three years, Bandura went on to graduate school at the University of Iowa. While the program took an interest in social learning theory, Bandura felt that it was too focused on behaviorist explanations.
After graduating, he participated in a clinical internship with the Wichita Kansas Guidance Center. In 1953, he accepted a teaching position at Stanford University, which he still holds today.
Later on, the American Psychological Association elected him to its presidency.