Darcia Narvaez

Professor Emerita of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame, USA; Fellow of the American Psychological Association and American Educational Research Association

About the author:

I employ a lifespan, interdisciplinary approach to studying evolved morality, child development and flourishing. I blog for Psychology Today Moral Landscapes and host the webpage EvolvedNest.

What I want to achieve:

Humanity is facing several existential crises (widespread toxification of air, water, soil, food; the 6th massive extinction of species; degradation of the atmosphere; and global burning) which have roots mostly in recent centuries. My work is about awakening adults to what has been forgotten about raising children so they feel connected and responsible for the wellbeing of others, including the natural world.

My previous positions:

  • Professor of Psychology, University of Notre Dame.
  • Associate Professor, University of Minnesota.

Awards & accomplishments:

For my book, Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality: Evolution, Culture and Wisdom, I was awarded the William James Book Award (2015) and the Expanded Reason Award (2017).