A Psychology ClassicAlbert Bandura is one the worlds most frequently cited psychologists. His ground-breaking work within the field of social learning and social cognitive theory led to a paradigm shift within psychology away from psychodynamic and behaviorist perspectives. As part of a new research agenda in the early 1960s which posited that people learn vicariously through observation Bandura began investigating aggression through imitation; work that gave rise to one of the most famous psychology studies of all time, Transmission of Aggression Through Imitation of Aggressive Models.
I picked up this book at the World book fair in New Delhi, India in January 2013. I wandered into the shop setup by National Book Trust of India and found a treasure of books on freedom fighters.Before reading this book I always pictured Bhagat Singh as a Punjabi jatt madly in love with his country and fanatic about India’s independence. This book changed my inaccurate perception about this young man who being a freedom fighter was also a great thinker. I think that Bhagat Singh above all was an intellectual giant.
Augusto Roa Bastos (1917-2005) es quiza el escritor paraguayo mas conocido en el mundo y uno de los protagonistas de la narrativa latinoamericana de la segunda mitad del siglo XX. De origen portugues y guarani dio sus primeros pasos literarios en la adolescencia escribiendo en esa lengua indigena. A lo largo de su vida cultivo la escritura en guarani y en castellano asi como las traducciones de aquella lengua a esta. A los 14 anos participo como voluntario en la guerra del Chaco en la que alcanzo el grado de suboficial de la reserva.
Bobby Sands was twenty-seven years old when he died. He spent almost nine years of his life in prison because of his Irish republican activities. He died, in prison, on 5 May 1981, on the sixty-sixth day of his hunger strike at Long Kesh, outside Belfast.