Darcia Narvaez guides Templeton grant project on civic virtues

September 10, 2018Josh WeinholdCategories: Featured and Default

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Notre Dame psychologist Darcia Narvaez is helping lead a $3.9 million Templeton Religion Trust grant that will support new research on civic virtues.

The “Self, Virtue and Public Life Project,” which began this week and runs through 2021, will fund research projects, conferences, edited volumes, and community outreach activities. Read More

Darcia Narvaez Pens Op-Ed in Psychology Today on US Border Policies

June 19, 2018Institute for Educational InitiativesCategories: Featured and Default

This piece was originally featured by Psychology Today on June 17, 2018.

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“Government-Sanctioned Child Abuse”: Border Separation

What US officials are doing to children—is it ignorance or malice?…

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Four ESS Grads Awarded Fulbright Grants

June 15, 2018Audrey ScottCategories: Featured and Default

To increase mutual understanding and support friendly and peaceful relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.


That’s the goal of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. No small goal; no small task. Sustained, generation after generation, with new energy from each new recipient. Read More

Nicole McNeil Named Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science

January 19, 2018Theo Helm

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Nicole McNeil, the Director of the Interdisciplinary Minor in Education, Schooling, and Society, an ACE Professor of Psychology, and a fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives, has been selected as a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.
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Mark Cummings receives lifetime achievement award from American Psychological Association

October 30, 2017Carrie Gates

Cummings recently won the 2017 Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology from the American Psychological Association’s developmental psychology section. The honor recognizes his work in the science of developmental psychology and his efforts to apply it to society. Read More

Narvaez Named Winner of Expanded Reason Award for Research

August 01, 2017Theo HelmCategories: Featured and Default

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Darcia Narvaez, professor of psychology in the University of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters and a fellow in the Institute for Educational Initiatives, has been named one of two winners of the first Expanded Reason Award for research.


The award was given by University Francisco de Vitoria and the Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI Vatican Foundation to recognize innovation in scientific research and academic programs based on Benedict XVI’s proposal to broaden the horizons of reason. The university and foundation sought academic works that question and explicitly incorporate reflections on the anthropology, epistemology, ethics and meaning that exist within the specific science. Two awards were given for research, and two were given for academic programs. Read More

Research by Narvaez Says a Dad's Touch Helps Babies Learn Self-Control

June 15, 2016Bill Schmitt

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Notre Dame psychologist Darcia Narvaez, recently named a fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), has published findings that reveal one way to prevent kids from becoming anxiety-plagued adults. She advises parents to cuddle with their babies. Read More

Indiana High Schools Named for "Advanced Placement" Initiative

April 29, 2016Bill Schmitt

Indiana High Schools Announced as next Participants in "Advanced Placement" Initiative


SOUTH BEND, IN – April 29, 2016 – AP-TIP IN (Indiana’s Advanced Placement Teacher Investment Program) is pleased to announce the fourth cohort of nine Indiana public high schools selected to implement its model for growing math, science and English Advanced Placement* courses that prepare students for success in colleges and careers. These schools will adopt the comprehensive program of incentives and support in the 2016-2017 school year. Read More

Harvard Professor Robert Putnam to Deliver 2016 Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C. Lecture

March 10, 2016IEI AnnouncementCategories: Featured and Default

Inequality is increasing in America, widening the gap between rich and poor. What implications does this have for America’s youth and their chances for upward mobility? What can we do to help our youth grow and flourish?

Robert D. Putnam, the Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University, will discuss the growing “opportunity gap” faced by today’s youth amid the backdrop of an ever-growing income divide in his upcoming lecture, “Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis.,” based on his recently published book of the same title. The event is free and open to the public and will be held in The Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom at the University of Notre Dame Law School at 4 pm on March 17. Read More