Bandura is of Polish and Ukrainian descent; his father was from Krakow, Poland whilst his mother was from Ukraine.

Bandura's parents were a key influence in encouraging him to seek ventures out of the small hamlet they resided in.

A 2002 survey ranked Bandura as the fourth most-frequently cited psychologist of all time, behind B. Skinner, Sigmund Freud, and Jean Piaget, and as the most cited living one.

He was one of the youngest president-elects in the history of the APA at the age of 48.

Bandura served as a member of the APA Board of Scientific Affairs from 1968 to 1970 and is well known as a member of the editorial board of nine psychology journals including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology from 1963 to 1972.

He is known as the originator of social learning theory (renamed the social cognitive theory) and the theoretical construct of self-efficacy, and is also responsible for the influential 1961 Bobo doll experiment.

This Bobo doll experiment demonstrated the concept of observational learning.

Bandura would later state the only reason he agreed to be in the running for the APA election was because he wanted his 15 minutes of fame without any intentions of being elected. Bandura was initially influenced by Robert Sears' work on familial antecedents of social behavior and identificatory learning.

He directed his initial research to the role of social modeling in human motivation, thought, and action.

The summer after finishing high school, Bandura worked in the Yukon to protect the Alaska Highway against sinking.

Bandura later credited his work in the northern tundra as the origin of his interest in human psychopathology.

Ok Cupid is free to join, free to search, and free to message.