Albert Bandura’s Social Learning Theory: A Brief Explanation. Tanya L. Hickson FORL 8250 Topics in Pedagogy Dr. Peter Swanson January 20, 2009. Who is Albert Bandura?. Albert Bandura, PhD. David Starr Jordan Professor of Social Sciences, Stanford University
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Tanya L. Hickson
FORL 8250 Topics in Pedagogy
Dr. Peter Swanson
January 20, 2009
Albert Bandura, PhD.
Studies/theories for which he’s famous
Internal determinants (personality, innate behaviors, etc.) are not the only factors influencing human behavior.
External factors are also determinants in behavior, but are not independent of internal determinants in explaining how humans learn.
Learning by exposure to images of
desirable futures that motivate desired actions
Learning by organizing environmental stimuli and exhibiting self-control
Social Learning Theory maintains that humans can learn through:
Bandura, A. (1977) Social learning theory. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Evans, R. (1989). Albert Bandura. The Man and His Ideas. New York, NY: Praeger Publishers.
Pajares, F. (2004). Albert Bandura: Biographical sketch. Retrieved January 16, 2009.
Tobin, T. (2008) The Humble Professor. The Stanford Daily. Retrieved January 16,