Mark B. Tappan
Professor and Director
Personal Contact Information
14 Averill Terrace
Waterville, ME 04901
Spouse/Partner: Lyn Brown
M.A. 1981 The Ohio State University
Ed.D. 1987 Harvard University
Areas of Expertise
- Moral development and moral education
- Boys development and education
- Service learning in higher education
- Public education, including secondary, elementary, and early-childhood education
Courses Currently Teaching
|ED135 A||Multicultural Literacy|
|ED215 A||Children and Adolescents: Cases and Concepts|
|ED231 A||Teaching for Social Justice|
|ED351 A||Practicum in Education|
|WG217 A||Boys to Men|
Tappan, M. & Packer, M. (Eds.). (1991). Narrative and storytelling:
Implications for understanding moral development. New Directions for
Child Development, #54. San Franciso: Jossey-Bass.
Packer, M. & Tappan, M. (Eds.). (2001). Cultural and critical perspectives
on human development. Albany: State University of New York Press.
Brown, L., Lamb, S., & Tappan, M.. (2009). Packaging boyhood: Saving our sons from superheroes, slackers, and other media stereotypes. NY: St. Martin's Press.
Tappan, M. (1989). Stories lived and stories told: The narrative structure of late adolescent moral development. Human Development, 32, 300-315.
Tappan, M., & Brown, L. (1989). Stories told and lessons learned: Toward a narrative approach to moral development and moral education. Harvard Educational Review, 59, 182-205.
Tappan, M. (1990). Hermeneutics and moral development: Interpreting narrative representations of moral experience. Developmental Review, 10, 239-265.
Tappan, M. (1991). Narrative, language, and moral experience. Journal of Moral Education, 20, 243-256.
Day, J., & Tappan, M. (1995). Identity, voice, and the psycho/dialogical: Perspectives from moral psychology. American Psychologist, 50, 47-48.
Day, J., & Tappan, M. (1996). The narrative approach to moral development: From the epistemic subject to dialogical selves. Human Development, 32, 67-82.
Tappan, M., & Brown, L. (1996). Envisioning a postmodern moral pedagogy. Journal of Moral Education, 25, 101-109.
Tappan, M. (1997). Analyzing stories of moral experience: Narrative, voice, and the dialogical self. Journal of Narrative and Life History, 7, 379-386.
Tappan, M. (1997). Language, culture, and moral development: A Vygotskian perspective. Developmental Review, 17, 78-100.
Tappan, M. (1998). Interpretive psychology: Stories, circles, and understanding lived experience. Journal of Social Issues, 53, 645-656.
Tappan, M. (1998). Moral education in the zone of proximal development. Journal of Moral Education, 27, 125-145.
Tappan, M. (1998). Sociocultural psychology and caring pedagogy: Exploring Vygotsky's "hidden curriculum." Educational Psychologist, 33, 23-33.
Tappan, M. (1998). Toward a dialogic conception of human development. Narrative Inquiry, 8, 391-396.
Tappan, M. (1999). Authoring a moral self: A dialogical perspective. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 12, 117-131.
Tappan, M. (2000). Autobiography, mediated action, and the development of moral identity. Narrative Inquiry, 10, 81-109.
Tappan, M. (2000). Power, privilege, and critique in the study of moral development. Human Development, 43, 165-169.
Tappan, M. (2005). Domination, subordination, and the dialogical self: Identity development and the politics of "ideological becoming." Culture and Psychology, 11(1), 47-75.
Tappan, M. (2006). Moral functioning as mediated action. Journal of Moral Education 35(1), 1-18..
Tappan, M. (2006). Reframing internalized oppression and internalized domination: From the psychological to the sociocultural. Teachers College Record.
Tappan, M., Kohlberg, L., Schrader, D., & Higgins, A. (1987). Heteronomy and autonomy in moral development: Two types of moral judgments. In A. Colby & L. Kohlberg, The measurement of moral judgment (Vol. 1). New York: Cambridge University Press.
Brown, L., Tappan, M., Gilligan, C., Miller, B., & Argyris, D. (1989). Reading for self and moral voice: A method for interpreting narratives of real-life moral conflict and choice. In M. Packer & R. Addison (Eds.), Entering the circle: Hermeneutic investigation in psychology. Albany: State University of New York Press.
Tappan, M. (1990). The development of justice reasoning during young adulthood: A three-dimensional model. In M. Commons, C. Armon, L. Kohlberg, F. Richards, T. Grotzer, & J. Sinnott (Eds.), Adult development, Vol. 2: Models and methods in the study of adolescent and adult thought. New York: Praeger.
Tappan, M. (1991). Narrative, authorship, and the development of moral authority. In M. Tappan & M. Packer (Eds.), Narrative and storytelling: Implications for understanding moral development (New directions for child development, No. 54). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Tappan, M., & Brown, L. (1991). Stories told and lessons learned: Toward a narrative approach to moral development and moral education. In C. Witherell & N. Noddings (Eds.), Stories lives tell: Narrative and dialogue in education. New York: Teachers College Press.
Brown, L., Debold, E., Tappan, M., & Gilligan, C. (1991). Reading narratives of conflict and choice for self and moral voice: A relational method. In W. Kurtines & J. Gewirtz (Eds.), Handbook of moral behavior and development: Theory, research, and application. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Tappan, M. (1992). Texts and contexts: Language, culture, and the development of moral functioning. In L. T. Winegar & J. Valsiner (Eds.), Children�s development within social contexts: Metatheoretical, theoretical, and methodological issues. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Tappan, M., & Brown, L. (1992). Hermeneutics and developmental psychology: Toward an ethic of interpretation. In W. Kurtines, M. Azmitia, & J. Gewirtz (Eds.), The role of values in psychology and human development. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
Tappan, M. (1993). Relational voices and moral development: Reflections on change. In P. Kahaney, L. Perry, & J. Janangelo (Eds.), Theoretical and critical perspectives on teacher change. Norwood, NJ: Ablex.
Rogers, A., Brown, L., & Tappan, M. (1994). Interpreting loss in ego development in girls: Regression or resistance? In A. Lieblich & R. Josselson (Eds.), Exploring identity and gender: The narrative study of lives (Vol. 2). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Brown, L., Tappan, M., & Gilligan, C. (1995). Listening to different voices. In W. Kurtines & J. Gewirtz (Eds.), Moral development: An introduction. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
Tappan, M. (1997). Internalization and its discontents. In B. Cox & C. Lightfoot (Eds.), Sociogenetic perspectives on internalization. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Tappan, M. (1999). Moral development in a postmodern world. In R. Mosher, D. Youngman, & J. Day (Eds.), Human development across the life span: Educational and psychological applications. New York: Praeger.
Tappan, M. (2001). Interpretive psychology: Stories, circles, and understanding lived experience. In D. Tolman & M. Brydon-Miller (Eds.), From subjects to subjectivities: A handbook of interpretive and participatory research methods. New York: New York University Press.
Tappan, M. (2001). The cultural reproduction of masculinity: A critical perspective on boys' development. In M. Packer & M. Tappan (Eds.), Cultural and critical perspectives on human development. Albany: State University of New York Press.
Tappan, M., & Tappan, R. (2002). The one that got away--or did it? In T. Sarbin & R. Pellegrini (Eds.), Between fathers and sons: Critical incident narratives on the development of men's lives. London: Sage.
Tappan, M. (2006). Mediated moralities: Sociocultural approaches to moral development. In M. Killen & J. Smetana (Eds.), Handbook of moral development. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
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