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Bruce W. Tuckman, Ph.D

Dr. Tuckman

Dr. Bruce W. Tuckman is Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology in the School of Educational Policy and Leadership of the College of Education. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and an Inaugural Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, Dr. Tuckman is founding director of the Dennis Learning Center and the developer of the Strategies of School Success course at The Ohio State University.

His scholarly interests focus on motivation and cognitive processes and their application in the form of learning and motivation strategies for achievement. He is well known for his work on procrastination and methods to overcome it, and for his theory of group development stages: “forming, storming, norming, and performing.” He has also authored a number of textbooks, including Conducting Educational Research, Theories and Applications of Educational Psychology, and Learning and Motivation Strategies: Your Guide to Success.

A selection of Dr. Tuckman’s published articles and conference papers can be found under Research.

View Dr. Tuckman’s complete VITA.

View the Encyclopedia of Informal Education entry to learn about Dr. Tuckman's work.

"Human accomplishments result from the reciprocal influences of external circumstances, a host of personal determinants, including endowed potentialities, acquired competencies, reflective thought, and a high level of self initiative"
                        — noted social psychologist Albert Bandura