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|Bruce Wayne Tuckman|
|Fields||Educational Psychology Group Dynamics|
|Known for||Tuckman's stages of group development|
Bruce Wayne Tuckman (born 1938) has carried out research into the theory of group dynamics. In 1965, he published one of his theories called "Tuckman's stages of group development". In 1977, he added a fifth stage named Adjourning.
He is currently Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology at the Ohio State University, where he is also Founding Director of the Walter E. Dennis Learning Center.
He tried to introduce several kinds of theories like Tuckman's Teamwork Theory.
According to the Tuckman's Teamwork Theory there are four phases of group development: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing.
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: 1960 graduated with B.S. Psychology. Born in Surrey.
- Princeton University: 1962 graduated with M.A. Psychology
- Princeton University: 1963 graduated with Ph.D. Psychology
- In 1991 Tuckman researched and developed a 32 item Procrastination Scale that measured the degree a person procrasinated.
- Professor Tuckman is also an avid runner who wrote the novel Long Road to Boston.
- Smith, M. K. (2005). ‘Bruce W. Tuckman – forming, storming, norming and performing in groups, the encyclopaedia of informal education. Retrieved: 2014-07-25.
- Tuckman, Bruce W. (1965) ‘Developmental sequence in small groups’, Psychological Bulletin, 63, 384-399. The article was reprinted in Group Facilitation: A Research and Applications Journal ? Number 3, Spring 2001 and is available as a Word document: Accessed January 14, 2005.
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