The Contributions Of Albert Bandura's Theory

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Albert Udarbe
Mrs. Williams
09/29/15
“In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy, to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life”. Albert Bandura is known as the famous and award winning psychologist whose work was mostly centered developmental psychology and educational psychology. He is mostly recognized for developing behaviorism, observational learning, and the conducting the very controversial bobo doll experiment. He has had so many contributions to psychology throughout his whole life and has had a huge influence on the psychologist of his era. Albert was born on December 4, 1925 in the town Mundare in Canada and was the youngest among his six siblings. He was a very successful
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The results also showed that the kids who watch the adult get awarded for her action imitated the action more than the kids who watched the adult get punished or did not get either a punishment or reward. In the end, the results supported Bandura’s theory that people learn from observing others. This experiment can also be considered the social learning theory. There are four steps that take place in his learning; attention, memory, imitation, and motivation. Everyone will need to pay attention in order to increase their learning. If you are distracted and not paying attention, you would not be able to learn as much. For retention, you must be able to remember and retain whatever it is that you are paying attention to. Being able to remember what you learn is important because you can bring the image or description back in your own behavior. The third is imitation; imitation is the capability of copying the model. For example, you could be watching a sport like basketball but not be as good as them because you have never played basketball before. However, if you started playing basketball and continued watching the player who is much better than you, …show more content…
This therapy can be done with the help of other people if you let them control both your rewards and punishments. This may be very helpful but it can lead to conflict in the relationship at times. Albert also made the theory of self-efficacy. Self-efficacy is a theory that states a person 's belief in his or her own ability. Albert came to believe that people who thought that they could overcome their phobias were to almost for sure to so. The concept of self-efficacy has also played a key role in educational psychology; students who believe they can master a concept are more likely to meet that goal. An example of this theory occurs a lot with student’s academic success. He believed that students who have very little or no self-efficacy is less likely to continue to try and give up because they don’t believe that they can succeed. Whereas students who have strong self-beliefs are more likely to continue to apply themselves more and try harder to get the grades that they want. Another powerful and helpful theory that Albert developed is called the modeling theory. His most known therapy is used to get people with a psychological disorder to observe a person dealing with the same exact issues in a very useful fashion. By doing this, the

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