Darcia Narváez
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Darcia Narváez

Darcia Narvaez (Ph.D., Minnesota, 1993) is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame (http://www.nd.edu/~dnarvaez/). Video and audio links below. Her prior careers include professional musician, classroom music teacher, business owner, seminarian and middle school Spanish teacher. See Wikipedia for more. She is the author or editor of dozens of books, chapters and articles. Her book, Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality: Evolution, Culture and Wisdom, won the 2015 William James Book Award from the American Psychological Association and from the American Education Research Association’s Moral Development and Education SIG. Dr. Narvaez’s current research explores how early life experience influences societal culture and moral character in children and adults. She integrates neurobiological, clinical, developmental and education sciences in her theories and research about moral development. She publishes extensively on moral development, parenting and education. Recently she has been studying the Evolved Developmental Niche (nest) and how it influences moral development, moral capacities and preferences. She hosts interdisciplinary conferences at the University of Notre Dame regarding evolution, early experience, and flourishing. In September, 2016, she hosts a conference on Sustainable Wisdom: Integrating Indigenous KnowHow for Global Flourishing. She has published various curriculum materials (Nurturing character in the classroom, EthEx Series, Books 1-4) and was the leader of the design team for the Minnesota Community Voices and Character Education Project which she reported on at a Whitehouse conference. She has developed integrative theories such as (1) Integrative Ethical Education, school-based moral character development; (2) Adaptive Ethical Expertise, the development of ethical virtue; and (3) Triune Ethics Meta-Theory, a moral psychology theory that integrates neurobiology, evolutionary and cognitive sciences; (4) the Evolved Developmental Niche for optimal child raising; (5) Ethogenetics: the development of morality from an evolutionary relational developmental systems framework. She is executive editor of the Journal of Moral Education. Her published works can be downloaded from http://www.nd.edu/~dnarvaez/ She also writes a popular BLOG for Psychology Today called “Moral Landscapes:” https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/moral-landscapes/ PODCASTS AND VIDEO/AUDIO INTERVIEWS: Academic Minute: COMPANIONSHIP CHILD CARE (under 2 minutes) https://www.insidehighered.com/audio/2015/10/27/companionship-care Creating Sustainable Humans With CONSCIOUS PARENTING: An Interview (at Kindred Media) (about 45 minutes; transcript there too) http://www.kindredmedia.org/creating-sustainable-humans-with-conscious-parenting-an-interview-with-darcia-narvaez-phd/ ParentingConnections podcast (under an hour) http://kx.onelaguna.com/podcast/theparentinghourpodcast/7.13.2014.1100 Interview by Derrick Jensen on ORGANIC MORALITY (about an hour) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHzqRoeJH1M PRIMAL PARENTING (interview on Born To Breastfeed) (less than an hour) http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/89515/meet-your-babys-needs-with-primal-caregiving Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality: Evolution, Culture and Wisdom (interview by Michael Mendizza for Touch the Future) https://ttfuture.org/academy/897 How we Lost our Humanity and How we can get it Back (interview by Barry Seidman for EqualTimeForFreeThought) (about 1 hour) http://www.equaltimeforfreethought.org/2014/12/20/show-518-how-we-lost-our-humanity-and-how-we-can-get-it-back/ Parenting (interview by Matt Townsend, BYU Radio) (25 minutes) http://www.byuradio.org/episode/34160004-e432-4d0d-9270-1acffe715d8c/the-matt-townsend-show-constant-connection-children-and-moral-sense-get-to-know-matt?playhead=3957&autoplay=true. Podcast: http://www.opednews.com/Podcast/Darcia-Narvaez-Morality-s-by-Rob-Kall-Babies_Bottom-up_Bottom-up-Top-Down_Brain-160415-327.html
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