Daniel Lapsley

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Contact information

Daniel K. Lapsley
ACE Collegiate Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
110 Haggar Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556
574-631-8789
fax: 574-631-8883
danlapsley@nd.edu
www.nd.edu/~dlapsle1

Degrees

B.A., psychology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

M.S., psychology, University of New Orleans

Ph.D., educational psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Honors/awards

Christ the Teacher Award, ACE M.Ed. Program, University of Notre Dame, July 2005

Select publications

Narvaez, D. & Lapsley, D.K. (Eds., in press). Moral self, motivation and identity: Prospects for new field of study. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Power, F.C., Narvaez, D., Nuzzi,, R., Lapsley, D. & Hunt, T. (Eds., 2008) Moral education: A handbook. Greenwood Publishing. 
Lapsley, D.K. & Power, F.C. (Eds., 2005). Character psychology and character education. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.
Lapsley, D.K. & Narvaez, D. (Eds., 2004). Moral development, self and identity. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
Lapsley, D. (2005). "Moral stage theory." In M. Killen & J. Smetana (Eds.), Handbook of moral development (pp. 37-66). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Lapsley, D. K. (2007) "Moral self-identity as the aim of education." In L. Nucci & D.Narvaez (Eds). Handbook of Moral and Character Education. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
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.

Bio

Prof. Lapsley is the academic coordinator for the Alliance for Catholic Education and the director of graduate studies in the Department of Psychology. He has taught in the M.Ed. teacher preparation program since 1999. Prof. Lapsley’s research focuses on various topics in adolescent social cognitive and personality development, including work on adolescent invulnerability and risk behavior, narcissism, separation-individuation, self, ego and identity development, and college adjustment. He also studies the moral dimensions of personality and other topics in moral psychology, and has written on moral identity and moral and character education. He currently serves on the Executive Board of the international Association for Moral Education, and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Educational Psychology and the Journal of Early Adolescence.

Contact Information

danlapsley Daniel Lapsley
ACE Collegiate Professor of Psychology; Department Chairperson
110 Haggar Hall
574.631.4515
danlapsley@nd.edu
http://www.nd.edu/~dlapsle1/Lab

Department/affiliation

Psychology

Degrees

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Honors/awards

Christ the Teacher Award, ACE MEd Program, University of Notre Dame, July, 2005

Select publications

Narvaez, D. & Lapsley, D.K. (Eds., in press). Moral self, motivation and identity: Prospects for new field of study. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Power, F.C., Narvaez, D., Nuzzi,, R., Lapsley, D. & Hunt, T. (Eds., 2008) Moral education: A handbook.. Greenwood Publishing. 
Lapsley, D.K. & Power, F.C. (Eds., 2005). Character psychology and character education. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.
Lapsley, D.K. & Narvaez, D. (Eds., 2004). Moral development, self and identity. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
Lapsley, D. (2005). Moral stage theory. In M. Killen & J. Smetana (Eds.), Handbook of moral development (pp. 37-66). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Lapsley, D. K. (2007) Moral self-identity as the aim of education. In L. Nucci & D.Narvaez (Eds). Handbook of Moral and Character Education. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
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.

Bio

Dr. Lapsley is the ACE Collegiate Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology.  He also is the Coordinator of Academic Programs for Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education, and he serves as a Fellow of the Center for Social Concerns and Institute for Educational Initiatives.

Dan is the editor or author of seven books, including Moral Psychology (1996, Westview Press), and Identity, Personality and Character: Explorations in Moral Psychology (2009, Cambridge University Press), a volume he edited with Darcia Narvaez. He studies the moral dimensions of personality and other topics in moral psychology, and has written extensively on moral and character education, along with numerous articles and chapters on various topics in child and adolescent development, particularly in the areas of adolescent personality, narcissism, risk
behavior and decision-making. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Educational Psychology, Developmental Psychology and the Journal of Early Adolescence.