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Darcia Narvaez (Ph.D., Minnesota, 1993), professor of Psychology, specializes in moral development and character education. Previously, she was the executive director of the University of Minnesota's Center for the study of Ethical Development.
She has a blog at Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/moral-landscapes/
Her website is: http://www.nd.edu/~dnarvaez/
Her previous careers include being a musician, K-12 music teacher, middle school Spanish teacher, and a business owner.
She is co-author or co-editor of nine academic books: Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality (2014); Ancestral Landscapes in Human Evolution: Culture, Childrearing and Social Wellbeing (2014, with Valentino, Fuentes, McKenna & Gray); Evolution, Early Experience and Human Nature: From Research to Policy and Application; Personality (2013, with Panksepp, Schore & Gleason), Identity and Character: Explorations in Moral Psychology (2009, with Lapsley); Handbook of Moral and Character Education (2008, with Nucci); Moral development, self and identity (2004, with Lapsley); Moral education: A handbook (2008, with Power, Nuzzi, Lapsley & Hunt), Postconventional Moral Thinking (1999, with Rest, Bebeau & Thoma); Moral Development in the Professions: Psychology and Applied Ethics (1994),
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) school-based moral character development, Integrative Ethical Education; (2) the development of ethical virtue: Adaptive Ethical Expertise; and (3) a moral psychology theory that integrates neurobiology, evolutionary and cognitive sciences called Triune Ethics Theory.