Person in History: Albert Bandura

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Person in History: Albert Bandura Psychology of the personality is huge arena. Due to the many different personalities found in humans, it would appear there are many schools on this subject. In reality, there are only a few main schools, which are supported by some influential minds. One of the most interesting is Albert Bandura. Albert Bandura was born on December 4, 1925, in Mundare, a small town in Alberta, Canada. He was the youngest and only boy among six children born; his parents were emigrant from Eastern Europe. Bandura spent his elementary and high school years at the one and only school in town, it was a small school with minimal resources and only with two teachers. Following high school, Bandura moved to the West to attend the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. What is interesting, Albert Bandura entered the field of psychology by chance; he intended to major in one of the biological sciences, Bandura noticed that the course of introduction to psychology would fill his schedule at the early time gap. He decided to take the class, became extremely interested in psychology, and decided to concentrate in this field. He received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of British Colombia in 1949. Albert Bandura went to the University of Iowa to complete his graduate work. At the time the University of Iowa was central to psychological study, especially in the area of social learning theory. Bandura completed his Master's in 1951 and a PhD in clinical psychology in 1952. Interesting to mention, Bandura’s great skill became more noticed when he became president of the APA (American Psychological Association) in 1973. His great contributions in the field of psychology were also recognized when he received the APA’s Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions in 1980. In 1953, he began teaching at Stanford
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