Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D.

Darcia Narvaez

Darcia Narvaez is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. Her research explores questions of moral cognition, moral development and moral character education. She has developed several integrative theories: Adaptive Ethical Expertise, Integrative Ethical Education, Triune Ethics Theory. She has written dozens of research articles and chapters. She spoke at the Whitehouse's conference on Character and Community. She is author or editor of four award winning books: Postconventional Moral Thinking; Moral Development, Self and Identity; Handbook of Moral and Character Education, Personality, Self and Identity. She is editor of the Journal of Moral Education. Her most recent book is Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development.


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Moral Landscapes

I write typically about research findings related to moral functioning and living a good life. Sometimes I muse on things that I puzzle about (politics). I am very concerned about how much our society doesn't seem to know about how to raise good, healthy and happy children, so I spend a great deal of time on parenting. I also write about things that I am working on myself--the endless quest for virtue! This is an opinion blog, not a set of research articles, intended for the public not scientists. For more nuanced and highly referenced work, look at my academic work.