Contact InformationDaniel Lapsley
ACE Collegiate Professor of Psychology; Department Chairperson
110 Haggar Hall
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Christ the Teacher Award, ACE MEd Program, University of Notre Dame, July, 2005
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.
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.