SELECTED JOURNAL ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS (click on link to download) 

In Press

 

Christen, M., Narvaez, D., & Gutzwiller, E. (in press). Comparing and integrating biological and cultural moral progress. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice.

Thoma, S.J., Bebeau, M.J., & Narvaez, D. (in press). How not to evaluate a psychological measure:  Rebuttal to criticism of the Defining Issus Test of moral judgment development by Curzer and colleagues. Theory and Research in Education. Published online before print March 1, 2016, doi: 10.1177/1477878516635365

Christen, M., Tanner, C., Narvaez, D., & Ott, T. (in press). Using Thesaurus-based value maps to reveal semantic structures of cultural moral differences. Cognitive Systems Research, 19(5) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cogsys.2016.02.003

 

Balakrishnan, V., & Narvaez, D. (in press). A reconceptualization of Vygotsky's ZPD into ZCD in teaching moral education in secondary schools using real-life dilemmas. Cogent Education, Published online before print February 8 2016, http://cogentoa.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/2331186X.2016.1142925

2017

Narvaez, Darcia (2017). Getting back on track to being human. Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, 4(1), March 2, 2017 Available at: http://pubs.lib.umn.edu/ijps/vol4/iss1/5

Narvaez, D. (2017). Evolution, childrearing and compassionate morality.  In Paul Gilbert (Ed.), Compassion: Conceptualisations, Research and Use in Psychotherapy (pp. 78-186). London: Routledge.

Narvaez, D. (2017). The ontogenesis of human moral becoming. In A. Fuentes & A. Visala (Eds.), Verbs, bones and brains: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Nature (pp. 114-121). Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.

Narvaez, D. (2017). Educación ética integrativa: los componentes del conocimiento experto, la comunidad y las virtudes [Integrative Ethical Education: The components of expert knowledge, community and virtue]. In B. Garcia Cabrero & J. B. Barba Casillas (Eds.), Construcción de la educación ciudadana: Miradas contemporáneas y retos futuros [Constructing citizenship education: Contemporary views and future challenges] (pp. 209-222). U​niversidad ​A​utónoma de ​A​guascalientes​, Mexico.

Junkins, T., & Narvaez, D.  (in press, 2017). The development of virtuous habits. In G. Peterson & J. van Slyke (Ed.), Habits in Mind: Integrating theology, philosophy, and the cognitive science of virtue, emotion, and character formation (pp. 91-116). Leiden: Brill Publishing.

2016

 

Narvaez, D., Wang, L, & Cheng, A. (2016). Evolved Developmental Niche History: Relation to adult psychopathology and morality. Applied Developmental Science, 4, 294-309. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10888691.2015.1128835

Narvaez, D. (2016). Kohlberg Memorial Lecture: Revitalizing human virtue by restoring organic morality. Journal of Moral Education, 45(3), 223-238.

Narvaez, D. (2016). Returning to humanity’s moral heritages. Journal of Moral Education, 45(3), 256-260.

Four Arrows, & Narvaez, D. (2016). Reclaiming our indigenous worldview: A more authentic baseline for social/ecological justice work in education. In N. McCrary & W. Ross (Eds.), Working for social justice inside and outside the classroom: A community of teachers, researchers, and activists (pp. 93-112). In series, Social justice across contexts in education (S.J. Miller & L.D. Burns, Eds.). New York, NY: Peter Lang.

 

Narvaez, D., & Hardy, S. (2016). Measuring triune ethics orientations. In D. Narvaez, Embodied morality: Protectionism, engagement and imagination (pp. 47-72 ). New York, NY: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Narvaez, D., Gleason, T., Lefever, J.B., Wang, L., & Cheng, A. (2016). Early experience and ethical orientation. In D. Narvaez, Embodied morality: Protectionism, engagement and imagination (pp. 73-98).  New York, NY: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Narvaez, D., Thiel, A., Kurth, A., & Renfus, K. (2016). Past moral action and ethical orientation. In D. Narvaez, Embodied morality: Protectionism, engagement and imagination (pp. 99-118). New York, NY: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Gleason, T., Narvaez, D., Cheng, A., Wang, L., & Brooks, J. (2016). Wellbeing and sociomoral development in preschoolers: The role of maternal parenting attitudes consistent with the Evolved Developmental Niche. . In D. Narvaez, J. Braungart-Rieker, L. Miller, L. Gettler, & P. Hastings (Eds.), Contexts for young child flourishing: Evolution, family and society (166-184). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Narvaez, D., Gettler, L., Braungart-Rieker, J., Miller, L., & Hastings, P.  (2016). The flourishing of young Children: Evolutionary baselines. In Narvaez, D., Braungart-Rieker, J., Miller, L., Gettler, L., & Harris, P. (Eds.), Contexts for young child flourishing: Evolution, family and society (pp. 3-27). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Narvaez, D., Hastings, P., Braungart-Rieker, J., Miller, L., & Gettler, L. (2016). Young child flourishing as an aim for society. In Narvaez, D., Braungart-Rieker, J., Miller, L., Gettler, L., & Hastings, P. (Eds.), Contexts for young child flourishing: Evolution, family and society (pp. 347-359). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Narvaez, D. (2016). Baselines for virtue. In J. Annas, D. Narvaez, & N. Snow  (Eds.), Advances in virtue development: Integrating perspectives (pp. 14-33). . New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

 

2015

Narvaez, D. (2015). The neurobiology of moral sensitivity: Evolution, epigenetics and early experience. In D. Mowrer & P. Vandenberg (Eds.), The art of morality: Developing moral sensitivity across the curriculum (pp. 19-42). New York, NY: Routledge.

Narvaez, D. (2015). The co-construction of virtue: Epigenetics, neurobiology and development. In N. E. Snow (Ed.), Cultivating Virtue (pp. 251-277). New York, NY: Oxford University Press

Narvaez, D. (2015). Editorial: Torture, evil and moral development. Journal of Moral Education, 44(1), 1-16.

Narvaez, D. (2015). Understanding flourishing: Evolutionary baselines and morality. Journal of Moral Education, 44(3), 253-262.

Four Arrows, & Narvaez, D. (2015). A more authentic baseline. In N. McCrary & W. Ross (Eds.), Working for social justice inside and outside the classroom: A community of teachers, researchers, and activists (pp. 93-112). In series, Social justice across contexts in education (S.J. Miller & L.D. Burns, Eds.). New York, NY: Peter Lang.

 

2014

Gleason, T., & Narvaez, D. (2014). Child environments and flourishing. In D. Narvaez, K. Valentino, A., Fuentes, J., McKenna, & P. Gray (Eds.), Ancestral Landscapes in Human Evolution: Culture, Childrearing and Social Wellbeing (pp. 335-348).  New York: Oxford University Press.

Narvaez, D., Gray, P., McKenna, J., Fuentes, A., & Valentino, K. (2014). Children’s development in light of evolution and culture. In D. Narvaez, K. Valentino, A., Fuentes, J., McKenna, & P. Gray (Eds.), Ancestral Landscapes in Human Evolution: Culture, Childrearing and Social Wellbeing (pp. 3-17).  New York: Oxford University Press.

Lapsley, D.,& Narvaez, D. (2014). The having, doing and being of moral personality. In N. Snow and Franco V. Trivigno (Eds.), The Philosophy and Psychology of Character and Happiness (pp. 133-144).  New York, NY: Routledge.

Narvaez, D., & Bock, T. (2014). Developing ethical expertise and moral personalities. In L. Nucci & D. Narvaez (Eds.), Handbook of Moral and Character Education (2nd ed.) (pp. 140-158). New York, NY: Routledge.

Narvaez, D. & Mrkva, K. (2014). The development of creative moral imagination. In S. Moran, D. H. Cropley & J. C. Kaufman (Eds.), The Ethics of Creativity (pp. 25-45). New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan.

Narvaez, D., & Lapsley, D. (2014). Becoming moral: Development of moral agents through social interaction. In. M. Christen, J. Fischer, M. Huppenbauer, C. Tanner, & C. van Schaik (Eds.), Empirically Informed Ethics. Morality between Facts and Norms. 227 Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy 32, [Springer Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy] Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-01369-5_1

 

2013

Narvaez, D., Gleason, T., Wang, L., Brooks, J., Lefever, J., Cheng, A., & Centers for the Prevention of Child Neglect (2013). The Evolved Development Niche: Longitudinal Effects of Caregiving Practices on Early Childhood Psychosocial Development. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 28 (4), 759–773. Doi: 10.1016/j.ecresq.2013.07.003

Narvaez, D. (2013). Welcoming babies: Seeking an alternative baseline for birth. The Journal of Clinical Ethics, Fall, 282-283.

Maxwell, B., & Narvaez, D. (2013). Moral Foundations Theory and Moral Development and Education: Introduction. Journal of Moral Education, 42(3), 271-280.

Narvaez, D. (2013). The future of research in moral development and education. Journal of Moral Education, 42(1), 1-10.

Narvaez, D., Wang, L., Gleason, T., Cheng, A., Lefever, J., & Deng, L.  (2013). The Evolved Developmental Niche and sociomoral outcomes in Chinese three-year-olds. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 10(2), 106-127.

Narvaez, D. (2013). Wisdom as mature moral functioning: Insights from developmental psychology and neurobiology. In M. Jones, P. Lewis, & K. Reffitt (Eds.), Character, Practical Wisdom and Professional Formation across the Disciplines.  Macon, GA: Mercer University Press.

Narvaez, D. (2013). Neurobiology and moral mindsets. In K. Heinrichs & F. Oser (Eds.), Moral and Immoral Behavior: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives on Moral Motivation (pp. 289-307). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Narvaez, D. (2013). Our 99%--Development and socialization within an evolutionary context: Growing up to become  “A good and useful human being.” In D. Fry (Ed.), War, Peace and Human Nature: The convergence of Evolutionary and Cultural Views (pp. 643-672).  New York: Oxford University Press.

Narvaez, D. (2014). Natural Morality, Moral Natures and Human Flourishing. In B. Musschenga & A. van Harskamp (Eds.), Why be moral? On the capacities and conditions for being moral. [Springer Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy] Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.

Narvaez, D. (2013). The individual, relational and social neurobiological development of morality. In M. Riemslagh, R. Burggraeve, J. Corveleyn & A. Liégeois (Eds.), After You. The ethics of the pastoral counselling process (pp. 109-135). Leuven, Belgium: Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium

Narvaez, D., & Gleason, T. (2013). Developmental optimization. In D. Narvaez, J., Panksepp, A. Schore, & T. Gleason (Eds.), Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy (pp. 307-325). New York: Oxford University Press.

 

Narvaez, D., Panksepp, J., Schore, A., & Gleason, T. (2013). The value of using an evolutionary framework for gauging children’s well-being.  Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy (pp. 3-30). New York: Oxford University Press.

Narvaez, D., Panksepp, J., Schore, A., & Gleason, T. (2013). The Future of human nature: Implications for research, policy, and ethics. In D. Narvaez, J., Panksepp, A. Schore, & T. Gleason (Eds.),. Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy (pp. 455-468). New York: Oxford University Press.

Narvaez, D. (2013). The ethics of early life care: The harms of sleep training. Clinical Lactation, 4(2), 66-70.

 

2012

Narvaez, D. (2012). Mothers, dialogues, and support. In M-C Bertau, M. Gonçalves & P. Raggatt (Eds.), Dialogic Formations: Investigations into the Origins and the Development of the Dialogical Self, for series Advances in Cultural Psychology, J. Valsiner, Series Ed.) (pp. 197-202). Charlotte, SC: Information Age Publishing.

Christen, M., & Narvaez, D. (2012). Moral Development in Early Childhood is Key for Moral Enhancement. American Journal of Bioethics—Neuroscience, 3(4), 25-26.

Narvaez, D. (2012). Moral neuroeducation from early life through the lifespan. Neuroethics, 5(2), 145-157. doi:10.1007/s12152-011-9117-5

Narvaez, D. (2012). Moral rationality. Tradition and Discovery, XXXVIII (2), 25-33.  

Junkins, T., & Narvaez, D. (2012). An Educational Model for Teaching a Nonkilling Ethic. In. D.J. Christie & J. Pim (Eds.), Nonkilling Psychology (pp. 295-319). Honolulu: Center for Global Non-Killing. Available online: http://www.nonkilling.org/node/458

2011

Narvaez, D. (2011). The world looks small when you only look through a telescope: The need for a developmental expertise view of reasoning. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34, 83-84.

Junkins, T., & Narvaez, D. (2011). Habitat for Humanity and the support of civic participation. In Factis Pax, 5 (1), 66-79.

 Narvaez, D., Radvansky, G.A., Lynchard, N., & Copeland, D. (2011). Are older adults more attuned to morally-charged information? Experimental Aging Research, 37, 1-37.

Narvaez, D. (2011). Neurobiology, moral education and moral self-authorship. In. D. de Ruyter & S. Miedema (Eds.), Moral education and development: a lifetime commitment (pp. 31-44). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

 

2010

Narvaez, D. (2010). Building a sustaining classroom climate for purposeful ethical citizenship. In T. Lovat and R. Toomey (Eds.), International Research Handbook of Values Education and Student Wellbeing (pp. 659-674) New York: Springer Publishing Co.

Narvaez, D. (2010). Moral complexity: The fatal attraction of truthiness and the importance of mature moral functioning. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 5(2), 163-181.

Narvaez, D., Gleason, T., & Mitchell, C. (2010). Moral virtue and practical wisdom: Theme comprehension in children, youth and adults. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 171(4), 1-26.

Narvaez, D. & Hill, P.L. (2010). The relation of multicultural experiences to moral judgment and mindsets. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education 3(1), 43-55.  

Narvaez, D. (2010). The embodied dynamism of moral becomingPerspectives on Psychological Science, 5(2), 185-186. PDF

Narvaez, D. (2010). The emotional foundations of high moral intelligence. In B. Latzko & T. Malti (Eds.). Children’s Moral Emotions and Moral Cognition: Developmental and Educational Perspectives, New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 129, 77-94. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

 

2009

Narvaez, D. (2009). Building and sustaining knowledge by overcoming the dualistic mindset in education. African Technology Development Forum, Vol. 5 (1-2), 16-25.

Narvaez, D., & Lapsley, D.K. (2009). Moral identity and the development of moral character.  In D. Medin, L. Skitka, D. Bartels, & C. Bauman (Eds.), Moral cognition and decision making, Vol. 50 of the Psychology of Learning and Motivation series (pp. 237-274). Elsevier.

Narvaez, D. (2009). Triune Ethics Theory and moral personality. In D. Narvaez & D.K. Lapsley (Eds.), Moral Personality, Identity and Character: An Interdisciplinary future (pp. 136-158). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Narvaez, D., Kmehlkov, V., Vaydich, J., & Turner, J. (2009). Measuring teacher moral self efficacy. Journal of Research in Character Education, 6(2), 3-16.

2008

Narvaez, D. (2008). The Social-Intuitionist Model: Some Counter-Intuitions. In W. A. Sinnott-Armstrong (Ed.), Moral Psychology, Vol. 2, The Cognitive science of morality: Intuition and diversity. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Narvaez, D. (2008). Triune Ethics Theory: The neurobiological roots of our multiple moralities. New Ideas in Psychology, 26, 95-119.

Narvaez, D. (2008). Human Flourishing and Moral Development: Cognitive Science and Neurobiological Perspectives on Virtue Development. In L. Nucci & D. Narvaez (Eds.), Handbook of Moral and Character Education. (pp. 310-327) Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Narvaez, D. & Lapsley, D. (2008). Teaching moral character: Two strategies for teacher educators. Teacher Educator, 43, 156-172.

Narvaez, D., Mattan, B., MacMichael, C., & Squillace, M. (2008). Kill bandits, collect gold or save the dying: the effects of playing a prosocial video game. Media Psychology Review. 1 (1).

Narvaez, D. & Vaydich, J. (2008). Moral development and behaviour under the spotlight of the neurobiological sciences.  Journal of Moral Education, 37(3), 289-313.

Narvaez, D., Kmehlkov, V., Vaydich, J., & Turner, J. (2008). Measuring teacher moral self efficacy. Journal of Research in Character Education, 6(2), 3-16.

 

2007

Narvaez, D. (2007). How cognitive and neurobiological sciences inform values education for creatures like us. In D. Aspin & J. Chapman (Eds.), Values Education and Lifelong Learning: Philosophy, Policy, Practices (pp. 127-159). Springer Press International.

Narvaez, D., & Gleason, T. (2007). The Influence of moral judgment development and moral experience on comprehension of moral narratives and expository texts. The Journal of Genetic Psychology, special issue (Nancy Eisenberg, editor), 168(3), 251–276.

2006

Narvaez, D. (2006). Integrative Ethical Education. In M. Killen & J. Smetana (Eds.), Handbook of Moral Development (pp. 703-733). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Lapsley, D. K. & Narvaez, D. (2006). Character Education. In Vol. 4 (A. Renninger & I. Siegel, volume eds.), Handbook of Child Psychology (W. Damon & R. Lerner, Series Eds.) (pp. 248-296). New York: Wiley.

Narvaez, D., Lapsley, D., Hagele, S., & Lasky, B. (2006). Moral chronicity and social information processing: Tests of a social cognitive approach to the moral personality.  Journal of Research in Personality, 40, 966–985.

2005

Narvaez, D., &  Lapsley, D. (2005). The psychological foundations of everyday morality and moral expertise. In D. Lapsley & Power, C. (Eds.), Character Psychology and Character Education (pp. 140-165). Notre Dame: IN: University of Notre Dame Press.

Lapsley, D., & Narvaez, D. (2005). Moral psychology at the crossroads. In D. Lapsley & Power, C. (Eds.), Character Psychology and Character Education (pp. 18-35). University of Notre Dame Press.

Narvaez, D. (2005). The Neo-Kohlbergian Tradition and Beyond: Schemas, Expertise and Character. In G. Carlo & C. Pope-Edwards (Eds.), Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, Vol. 51: Moral Motivation through the Lifespan (pp. 119-163). Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.

2004

Crowell, C., Narvaez, D., & Gomberg, A. (2004). Information ethics from a developmental perspective. In L. A. Freeman & A. G. Peace (Eds.), Information Ethics: Privacy and Intellectual Property (pp. 19-37). Hershey, PA: Information Science Publishing.

Narvaez, D., Bock, T., Endicott, L., & Lies, J. (2004). Minnesota’s Community Voices and Character Education Project. Journal of Research in Character Education, 2, 89-112.

2003

Endicott, L., Bock, T., & Narvaez, D. (2003). Moral Reasoning, Intercultural Development, and Multicultural Experiences: Relations and Cognitive Underpinnings.  International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 27, 403-419.

Narvaez, D., Bock, T., & Endicott, L. (2003). Who should I become? Citizenship, goodness, human flourishing, and ethical expertise. In W. Veugelers & F. K. Oser (Eds.), Teaching in Moral and Democratic Education (pp. 43-63). Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang Publishers.

Narvaez, D., Herbst, R., Hagele, S. & Gomberg, A. (2003). Nurturing peaceful character. Journal of Research in Education, 13, 41-50.

 

2002

Narvaez, D. (2002). Does Reading Moral Stories Build Character? Educational Psychology Review 14(2), 155-171.

Narvaez, D. & Bock, T. (2002). Moral schemas and tacit judgement or how the Defining Issues Test is supported by cognitive science.  Journal of Moral Education, 31 (3) 297-314. *Reprinted in Mason, M. (2004). Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Cognitive Science. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Narvaez, D. (2002b). Individual differences that influence reading comprehension.  In M. Pressley & C. C. Block  (Eds.), Reading Comprehension Instruction (pp. 158-175). New York: Guilford.

2001

Narvaez, D. (2001).  Moral text comprehension: Implications for education and research.  Journal of Moral Education, 30 (1), 43-54.

             

1999

Narvaez, D., Gleason, T., Mitchell, C. & Bentley, J. (1999). Moral Theme Comprehension in Children. Journal of Educational Psychology, 91(3), 477-487.

Narvaez, D., Getz, I., Rest, J. R., & Thoma, S. (1999). Individual moral judgment and cultural ideologies. Developmental Psychology, 35, 478-488.

Narvaez, D., van den Broek, P., and Ruiz, A.  (1999). Reading purpose, type of text and their influence on think-aloud and comprehension measures. Journal of Educational Psychology, 91(3), 488-496.

Bebeau, M., Rest, J. R. & Narvaez, D. (1999). Beyond the promise: A framework for research in moral education. Educational Researcher, 28 (4), 18-26.

Narvaez, D. (1999). Using discourse processing methods to study moral thinking. Educational Psychology Review, 11 (4), 377-394.

 

Narvaez, D., & Mitchell, C. (1999). Schemas, culture, and moral texts. (In M. Leicester, C. Modgil, & S. Modgil, Eds.) Education, Culture and Values (Vol. IV of Moral Education and Pluralism) (pp. 149-157). London: Falmer Press.

 

1998

Narvaez, D. (1998).  The effects of moral schemas on the reconstruction of moral narratives in 8th grade and college studentsJournal of Educational Psychology, 90(1), 13-24.

Narvaez, D., Bentley, J., Gleason, T., Samuels, J. (1998).  Moral theme comprehension in third grade, fifth grade and college students. Reading Psychology, 19(2), 217-241.

 

Papers about Darcia Narvaez's scholarship

The Emerging Comprehensive Moral Psychology of Darcia Narvaez by Paul Lewis. Tradition and DIscovery, The Polanyi Society Periodical, XXXVII(3), 9-18.

 

   
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