Albert Bandura died at the age of 95.
On 28 July 2021, the news went viral on social media platforms about the death of ALBERT BANDURA. This news has been confirmed by many National, and International social media account like Scott Barry Kaufman and UPS Education. When UPS Education published this news, it went viral and more than 45K people shared it within a few hours.
Other accounts like Pesach Eisen, Arvind Otta, The Psychologist, Jessica Lahey, Sameer Parikh, Anita Moral, and many professors and mental health professionals mentioned it. Soon after the shocking news was released, chaos was created, and netizens searched for reliable sources. Friends and fans of Albert Bandura's expressed their sadness on social media platforms by posting their tributes.
Now according to Wikipedia, The New York times, and UPS Education mentioned that Albert Bandura's daughter Carol Bandura Cowley said that cause of death was congestive heart failure. Legendary Psychologist died on Monday (26 July 2021) at his home in Stanford, California, at the age of 95.
UPS Education mentioned that "RIP🙏 to Albert Bandura, one of the most influential psychologists of all time. A 2002 survey ranked Bandura as the fourth most frequently cited Psychologist of all time, behind B. F. Skinner, Sigmund Freud, and Jean Piaget, and as the most cited living one."
Jessica Lahey, on her twitter account, tweeted that "Looks like I will be re-reading Albert-Bandura this weekend as a reminder and also as a tribute I am so sad to hear his death."
Looks like I will be re-reading Albert Bandura this weekend as a reminder and a tribute. I’m so sad to hear of his death. https://t.co/BnQP82PtNt— Jessica Lahey (@jesslahey) July 28, 2021
On his twitter account, Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D., mentioned Albert Bandura that, "Oh no, say it ain't so, I just got word that Albert Bandura, the legendary researcher on self efficacy, passed away. No!!!!"
Oh no say it aint so, I just got word that Albert Bandura, the legendary researcher on self-efficacy passed away. No!!!! https://t.co/F4zQgzrvF1— Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D. (@sbkaufman) July 28, 2021
Arvind Otta Mentioned that" Our Bobo doll is no more….
I don't know when the Bobo doll became Albert Bandura for me. A few hours ago the news of Albert Bandura's death came, I could not believe it. Contacted different people and then it seemed that the news is true. It's like I've lost my teacher. Not only me, everyone must be feeling this. For the last few years, I wanted to meet Bandura once. Because of Pandemic, and now this wish will not be fulfilled ever but as a student of psychology, he will always be close to me. Sir, You have made millions incomplete. The mail sent by you will be your heritage for me. Bye sir... 😭🙏🏻🙏🏻
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Gayatri twitted, #PSYCHOLOGIST #ALBERTBANDURA passed away today he have been so proud of @simona_biles and @naomiosaki. They just prove that even if the system doesn't reward it, behaviour can change through #SocialLearningTheory #HealingSpace."
Albert Bandura, who proved that we don't learn only by reward and punishment, but also by imitation, passed away this morning. #NaomiOsaka and #SimoneBiles become an example of how his theories are vital to changing behaviour in a high reward and punishment environment. https://t.co/bJc1ShxlHW— Gayatri (@G_y_tri) July 28, 2021
Riyan Portuguez twitted on his account about the Albert Bandura that "He was a well-known psychologist who made significant contributions to the field, of personality psychology, cognitive psychology, psychotherapy, and social psychology."
Mimansa Singh Tanwar twitted on her account that , "The legend in the field of psychology with pioneering work in education and research, leaving his legacy for us to keep learning #RIP #AlbertBandura."
American Psychologican association tweeted that "Dr. Bandura was not only one of the most influential leaders in psychology, but also one of the most important social scientists in history. The famed psychologist & past APA president, whose work shaped our understanding of human behavior, will be missed
Dr. Bandura was not only one of the most influential leaders in psychology, but also one of the most important social scientists in history.— American Psychological Association (@APA) July 30, 2021
The famed psychologist & past APA president, whose work shaped our understanding of human behavior, will be missed https://t.co/5WUuilEEbV
Pesach Eisen twitted "His 'self-efficacy' is heavily involved in the process of change among individuals transitioning out of religion, particularly out of fundamentalism. Doctor Albert Bandura was and will always be, a giant in the field of psychology. He will be missed, but his work lives on."
His "self-efficacy" concept is heavily involved in the process of change among individuals transitioning out of religion, particularly out of fundamentalism.— Pesach Eisen (@pesachology) July 28, 2021
Dr. Albert Bandura was, and will always be, a giant in the field of psychology. He will be missed, but his work lives on. https://t.co/88x6zshIkg
The birth of Albert Bandura was on 4 December 1925. He was a well-known Canadian American Psychologist. Bandura was awarded with various honorary degrees from various universities like The University of British Columbia, The University of Lethbridge, The University of Ottawa Alfred University, The University of Rome, The University of Salamanca in Spain Indiana University, The University of New Brunswick Penn State, University Leiden University Freie, Universität Berlin, etc
Albert Bandura is remembered as the originator of social learning theory and develops self-efficacy and the 1961 Bobo doll experiment. This Bobo doll experiment demonstrated the concept of observational learning in which Children learn by observing and imitating the aggressive behaviour of the models. Social learning theory is a Cognitive-Behavioural theory of learning that proposes that we acquire new behaviours simply by observing it along with the consequences that follow it (consequences can be favourable and unfavourable). In Social Learning Theory, the core concepts are Observational Learning, reinforcement (direct or vicarious), Learning as a cognitive behavioural process and Identification with a model. The applications of Bandura's Social Learning theory in everyday life for the smooth functioning of the real world are in sectors like Healthcare, Schools, Homes, workplace, etc. There are main three main concepts of social learning theory. Firstly people can learn through observation; the secondly internal mental state is essential for all of this process. Finally, this theory states that just because something has been learned, it does not mean that it will have resulted in a change of behaviour in an individual learnt by observing the consequences of behaviours.
In his book Social Learning Theory (1977), he explained that "Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do."
Work on Self Efficacy is another success of Bandura. Albert Bandura defined self-efficacy as "the belief in one's capabilities to organize and execute the courses of action required to manage prospective situations. Self is actually a belief of a person in his or her own abilities to succeed in a particular situation. It describes of how people think, behave, and feel. Self-efficacy can impact on everything from our psychological wellbeing to emotional health as the lifestyle we are living in. According to Bandura, there are four major sources of Self Efficacy are Mastery Experiences, Social Modelling, Social Persuasion, and Psychological Responses. Albert Bandura also has contributions to the field of education, such as social cognitive theory, therapy, and personality psychology, etc.
The loss that we all encountered as psychology professionals is unbearable, but we need to understand and apply his psychological principles in real life for better futuristic orientations.