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Albert Bandura (December 4, 1925 – July 26, 2021) was a prominent psychologist, known as the originator of social learning theory and the theory of self-efficacy.
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- Self-belief does not necessarily ensure success, but self-disbelief assuredly spawns failure.
- Bandura, Albert (1997). Self-efficacy: The exercise of control. New York: W. H. Freeman. ISBN 9780716728504. (p. 77)
- If self-efficacy is lacking, people tend to behave ineffectually, even though they know what to do.
- Albert Bandura (1982). "Self-efficacy mechanism in human agency". American Psychologist 37 (2): 122-147. ISSN 0003-066X. DOI:10.1037/0003-066X.37.2.122. (p. 127)
- Persons who have a strong sense of efficacy deploy their attention and effort to the demands of the situation and are spurred by obstacles to greater effort.
- Albert Bandura (1982). "Self-efficacy mechanism in human agency". American Psychologist 37 (2): 122-147. ISSN 0003-066X. DOI:10.1037/0003-066X.37.2.122. (p. 123) (appears also in Bandura's Social Foundations of Thought and Action, 1986, p. 394)
About Albert Bandura
- Bandura’s findings were particularly important in 1960s America, when lawmakers, broadcasters, and the general public were engaged in serious debate regarding the effects of television violence on the behavior of children.
- Cathy Faye, Assistant Director of the Center for the History of Psychology at The University of Akron as quoted in Bandura and Bobo Association for Psychological Science, (2012)