Albert Bandura Quotes

By Alan Reiner – July 8, 2024

‘Fortunately, most human behavior is learned observationally through modeling from others.’ – Albert Bandura

‘The content of most textbooks is perishable, but the tools of self-directedness serve one well over time.’ – Albert Bandura

‘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

‘Moral justification is a powerful disengagement mechanism. Destructive conduct is made personally and socially acceptable by portraying it in the service of moral ends. This is why most appeals against violent means usually fall on deaf ears.’ – Albert Bandura

‘People who believe they have the power to exercise some measure of control over their lives are healthier, more effective and more successful than those who lack faith in their ability to effect changes in their lives.’ – Albert Bandura

‘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.’ – Albert Bandura

‘People who have a sense of self-efficacy bounce back from failure; they approach things in terms of how to handle them rather than worrying about what can go wrong.’ – Albert Bandura

‘People’s beliefs about their abilities have a profound effect on those abilities. Ability is not a fixed property; there is huge variablitiy in how you perform.’ – Albert Bandura

‘In the past, modeling influences were largely confined to the styles of behavior and social practices in one’s immediate community. The advent of television vastly expanded the range of models to which members of society are exposed day in and day out.’ – Albert Bandura

‘Some of the most important determinants of life paths arise through the most trivial of circumstances.’ – Albert Bandura