Bandura, Albert(1925– ) psychologist; born in Mundare, Alberta, Canada. He studied at the Universities of British Columbia and Iowa and began his long career at Stanford University in 1953. He is best known as a social learning theorist whose research established the concept of imitation, or modeling, on a firm empirical base. His major works include (with R. H. Walters) Social Learning and Personality Development (1963), and Aggression: A Social Learning Analysis (1973).
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