Welcome to my academic page!

Darcia Narvaez (Pronunciation: DAR-sha Narv-EYES)

by Matt Cashore University of Notre Dame

I am a Professor of Psychology Emerita at the University of Notre Dame who focuses on moral development and flourishing from an interdisciplinary perspective.  I am  especially interested in how early life experience and societal culture interact to influence wellbeing and virtuous character in children and adults.

I integrate neurobiological, clinical, developmental and education sciences in my theories, research and writing about moral development, parenting and education.

I have identified

  • the Evolved Nest as critical for moral formation

  • triune-ethics meta-theory (TEM) as a framework for how moral mindsets can shift or become dispositional from experience

  • integrative ethical education (via RAVES: relationship, apprenticeship, virtue exemplars, ethical expertise, self-authorship), and

  • the critical need for Indigenous wisdom for fostering optimal moral functioning (relational attunement and communal imagination).

**Watch the 6-minute film, Breaking the Cycle, showing the scope of my work**

Curriculum Vitae12.22

BOOKS

Download Published Papers by Topic

En español: LINK

WORKSHOP Materials For Educators

RESEARCH TOOLS (for teachers and researchers)

See also EvolvedNest.org

 DarciaNarvaez.com

Kindred Media

ARCHIVED BLOG AT PSYCHOLOGY TODAY

BLOG POST LIST with LINKS

YouTube Playlist

Twitter: @MoralLandscapes, @EvolvedNest

Facebook: Moral Landscapes, EvolvedNest

SoundCloud: Evolved Nest

Moral Psychology Lab

RESEARCH TOPICS

Triune Ethics Meta-Theory (and measures)

The Evolved Nest (Evolved Developmental Niche)

Indigenous Wisdom

Conference: Sustainable Wisdom: Integrating Indigenous Knowhow for Global Flourishing

For Life to Continue on Earth, Every Day Must Be Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Moral Complexity/Mature Moral Functioning

Education for Virtue, Ethics, Morality
Moral Discourse Processing/Comprehension
Moral Self and Identity
Diversity and Culture
Moral & Political Judgment
College and Professional Education
Other Areas of Interest

OTHER LINKS

Wikipedia Page

About my spouse, Dan Lapsley

Songs