Mundare, province of Alberta, Canada. Birthplace of recognized psychologist, Albert Bandura.
Albert Bandura had a large family. He was 1 of 6 children who lived on their family-owned farm.
Bandura attend a K-12 school with few resources. This encouraged him to take ownership of his own education and build self-regulatory skills that were essential for his future success.
Bandura's parents taught him the importance of education and encouraged him to seek new experiences. They told him, "You can stay in Mundare and drink beer, play pool and work the farm or go to school."
Bandura enrolled in the University of British Columbia as a biological sciences major, but changed to psychology after attending an introductory psychology course.
University of British Columbia
He graduated within 3 years with high distinctions. He then went to the University of Iowa to pursue a Ph.D in clinical psychology where other research on learning was being conducted.