There are countless studies on the negative spillover of job pressures on family life, but few on how job satisfaction enhances the quality of family life.

~Albert Bandura

Given appropriate social conditions, decent, ordinary people can be led to do extraordinarily cruel things.

~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

People’s beliefs about their abilities have a profound effect on those abilities. Ability is not a fixed property; there is huge variability 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

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

Fortunately, most human behavior is learned observationally through modeling from others.

~Albert Bandura

The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.

~Abraham Maslow

What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.

~Abraham Maslow

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.

~Abraham Maslow

What a man can be, he must be. This need we call self-actualization.

~Abraham Maslow

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

~Abraham Maslow

We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.

~ Carl Jung

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.

~ Carl Jung

If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.

~ Carl Jung

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.

~ Carl Jung

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

~ Carl Jung

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.

~ William James

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

~ William James

When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice.

~William James

I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.

~William James

Man can alter his life by altering his thinking.

~ William James

If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.

~William James

Philosophical reflection could not leave the relation of mind and spirit in the obscurity which had satisfied the needs of the naive consciousness.

~ Wilhelm Wundt

Now the word-symbols of conceptual ideas have passed so long from hand to hand in the service of the understanding, that they have gradually lost all such fanciful reference.

~ Wilhelm Wundt

From the standpoint of observation, then, we must regard it as a highly probable hypothesis that the beginnings of the mental life date from as far back as the beginnings of life at large.

~ Wilhelm Wundt

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

~ William James

All our scientific and philosophic ideals are altars to unknown gods.

~ William James