Center for Family and Demographic Research
Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1984
• Development of social cognition and social behavior
• Development of moral and social reasoning
• Reasoning about authority and peer relations
• Social reasoning among youth offenders
• Development of aggressive behavior
Tisak, M. S., Tisak, J., & Laurene, K. R. (Forthcoming). Children’s judgments of social interactive behaviors with peers: The influence of age and gender. Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal.
Caprara, G.V., Alessandri, G., Tisak, M. S., Gerbino, M., Paciello, M., Caprara, M. G., & Fontaine, R.G. (Forthcoming). Individual differences in personality conducive to engagement in aggression and violence. European Journal of Personality.
Fontaine, R. G., Fida, R., Paciello, M., Tisak, M. S., & Caprara, G. V. (2012). The mediating role of moral disengagement in the developmental course from peer rejection to adolescence to crime in early adulthood. Psychology,Crime,and Law 18, 1-19. doi: 10.1080/1068316X.2012.719622
Tisak, M. S., Wichorek, M. G., & Tisak, J. (2011). Relation between exposure to and consequences of aggression: United States National sample of adolescents. Journal of School Violence, 10, 355-373.doi: 10.1080/15388220.2011.602603
Laurene, K. R., Rakos, R. F., Tisak, M. S., Robichaud, A. L., & Horvath, M. (2011). Perception of free will: The perspective of incarcerated adolescent and adult offenders. The Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 2, 723-740. doi: 10.1007/s13164-011-0074-z
Goldstein, S.A. & Tisak, M.S. (2010). Adolescents’ social reasoning about relational aggression, Journal of Child and Family Studies, 19, 471-482.
Galliger, C.C., Tisak, M.S., & Tisak, J. (2009). Naughty or nice: Social interactions on the school bus. Social Psychology of Education, 12, 43-62.
Rosenberg, H., Baylen, C., Murray, S., Phillips, K., Tisak, M.S., Versland, A., & Pristas, E. (2008). Attributions for abstinence from illicit drugs by university students. Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 15, 365-377.
Holub, S.C., Tisak, M.S., & Mullins, D. (2008). Gender differences in children’s hero attributions: Personal hero choices and evaluations of typical make and female heroes. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 58, 567-578.