Professor Banudra's research topics include: culture, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, plasticity and change, self and identity, and self-regulation and control, with research focused specifically on analysis of basic mechanisms of human agency through which people exercise control over their level of functioning and events that affect their lives. One line of research is concerned with how people regulate their own motivation, thought patterns, affective states and behavior through beliefs of personal and collective efficacy. A second line of research examines the paramount role of self-regulatory mechanisms relying on internal standards and self-influence in human self-development, adaptation, and change. These mechanisms are studied in the areas of sociocognitive development, affect regulation, health promotion and disease prevention, organizational functioning, and collective action for social change. Professor Bandura graduated from the University of British Columbia with the Bolocan Award in Psychology, and received his M.A and Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Iowa.