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The Evolved Nest with Darcia Narvaez

Dr. Darcia Narvaez is a professor of psychology at the University of Notre Dame. There, she directs the Evolved Developmental Morality Lab, where her program of research concerns how provision of physical, emotional, and social resources early in life bear upon the development of ethical behavior. This early physical and social environment, the so-called “evolved nest,” and it’s effects are the topic of our conversation today. Her recent work and book, Indigenous Sustainable Wisdom: First Nation Know-How for Global Flourishing, concerns understanding and integrating indigenous wisdom for how to live a good life. In addition to her scholarly works, Darcia also writes a popular blog for Psychology Today, called Moral Landscapes.


13:30 - Chapter about the "evolved nest"

17:40 - Last Child in the Woods Richard Louv

22:00 - article and supplemental materials for assessing the evolved nest

31:20 - chapter about losing Darwin's moral sense

33:30 - Western Illusion of Human Nature book Marshall Sahlins

40:22 - The Continuum Concept Jean Liedoff

42:00 - Brain-based Parenting Daniel Hughes

47:12 - Free Range Parenting Lenore Skenazy

49:30 - Moral Landscapes Psychology Today blog

52:00 - Relational developmental systems article by Willis Overton

1:00:30 - Enlightenment Now Steven Pinker


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