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1 Albert Bandura 1925-present

2 Born December 4, 1925 in Alberta, Canada Education: Bachelors degree in Psychology-Univ.of British Columbia 1949 University of Iowa-received PH.D 1952 Postdoctural position at Wichita Guidance Center in Wichita, KS Stanford University- 1953, still teaching there today.

3 President of APA – 1973 Received APAs Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions 1980 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1980.American Academy of Arts and Sciences In 1999 he received the Thorndike Award for Distinguished Contributions of Psychology to Education from the American Psychological Association, and in 2001, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy. He is the recipient of the Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Western Psychological Association, the James McKeen Cattell Award from the American Psychological Society, and the Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Lifetime Contribution to Psychological Science from the American Psychological Foundation. In 2008, he received the Grawemeyer Award for contributions to psychology.Western Psychological Association American Psychological Society American Psychological Foundation Grawemeyer Award

4 Took behaviorism to new heights Original theory: Reciprocal determinism -environment causes behavior but behavior also causes environment

5 Began to look at personality along with environment and behavior Consists of ability to entertain images in our minds and language By adding imagery he was able to theorize more efficiently about observational learning(modeling) and self-regulation

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7 Certain steps that need to happen for modeling to occur Attention Individual needs to be paying attention for learning to happen Unable to learn if sleepy, drugged, sick, or distracted by competing stimuli

8 Retention Individual must be able to retain what they paid attention to Storage of what the individual saw the model do in the form of mental images and verbal descriptions When stored – able to bring up the image so that it can be duplicated in individuals own behavior

9 Reproduction Have to have ability to reproduce the behavior Improvement of behavior occurs if individual learns from someone that does it better Ability improves with practice Ability improves even if just imagine ourselves performing well

10 Motivation Gotta Wanna Motives: Past reinforcement- traditional behaviorism Promised reinforcements- incentives Vicarious reiforcement- seeing and recalling the model being reinforced

11 Other variations of the BoBo Doll studies included filming of a woman beating up a live clown. When the children went into the room with the live clown, they proceeded to hit, kick and use hammers to strike the clown until they were stopped. This aggression again modeled that attention, reproduction and motivation are needed for learning to occur.

12 Dr. Albert Bandura has had an enormous impact on personality theory and therapy. His research has been called the bridge between behaviorist and cognitive learning theories because it encompasses attention, memory, and motivation. The theory is related to Vygotskys Social Development Theory and Laves Situated Learning, which also emphasize the importance of social learning.(2)Social Development Theory Situated Learning

13 Dr. Banduras also did extensive research on self- regulation, of which I will not go into detail here. If interested, please refer to his works: Bandura, A. (1977). Social Learning Theory. New York: General Learning Press. Bandura, A. (1969). Principles of Behavior Modification. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston. Bandura, A. & Walters, R. (1963). Social Learning and Personality Development. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.

14 1.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Bandura 2. learning-theory-bandura.html learning-theory-bandura.html 3.http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/bandura.ht ml


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