F. Character & Social/Cognitive/Moral Psychology > New Book: Darcia Narvaez, Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality: Evolution, Culture and Wisdom

New in the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality: Evolution, Culture and Wisdom
By Darcia Narvaez

Foreword by Allan N. Schore


Using an integrative interdisciplinary approach, Narvaez addresses the complexities of human nature, contending that evolved inheritances, conveyed through early life companionship care or remedied similarly in adulthood, are the key to restoring humanity’s communal imagination, wellbeing and wisdom.

“A masterfully written book with insights, fresh ideas, and important questions worthy of wide readership and influence. With a background taken from evolutionary biology and virtue ethics, the author integrates knowledge from a sweeping array of disciplines within biology, anthropology, and the developmental sciences to advance her compelling narrative about the human condition and what is needed today for healthy development and flourishing. Concluding appeals for more of an ‘engagement ethic,’ becoming in balance with nature, and appreciating values from our indigenous cultures are graced with her personal experiences and poetically-toned positive advice.”
—Robert N. Emde, MD, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Centers for American Indian Alaska Native Health, Colorado School of Public Health; Honorary President, World Association for Infant Mental Health; Former President, Society for Research in Child Development
"Darcia Narvaez, a distinguished moral psychologist, argues for three independently controversial theses. First, object relations theory is true; second, both the triune brain model and the right-brain left-brain model get a lot right; third, that mothering among small band hunter gatherers produced much healthier moral souls than mothering practices in the contemporary West. A lightning rod book! "

—Owen Flanagan, PhD, James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy; author of The Really Hard Problem: Meaning in a Material World

For discount, reference promotion code NARVAEZ when ordering.
January 20, 2015 | Registered CommenterGuy Axtell