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About the series

Listen to Darcia Narvaez, Phd, talk with Mary Tarsha about insights into the Evolved Nest in the podcast series below.


About Mary


Mary Tarsha is a PhD student in Developmental Psychology and Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Research at the University of Notre Dame.  She conducts research investigating human flourishing and moral development in the Evolutionary Moral Psychology Laboratory under the directorship of Dr. Darcia Narvaez. Subscribe to The Evolved Nest's e-newsletter for notifications of new and free podcasts!

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the evolved nest podcasts

1. An Introduction to The Evolved Nest

 How can we maximize human flourishing? The answer—the Evolved Nest! Learn what the Nest is and how it fosters human potential.

2. Cycles of Development: From Baby to Society

What we experience in early life and childhood eventually affects the whole society.  Find out how we can make big changes to our world, starting with the little ones.

3. Cycle of Cooperative Companionship

Why are some people cooperative and others are not?  The Evolved Nest sheds light on how we can grow and raise people of cooperation and build thriving communities.

4. Cycle of Competitive Detachment

When we don’t provide the Evolved Nest to our young, we can end up with a cycle of stress, self-centeredness and detachment, from baby to culture.  

5. Ethical Mindsets

We have different ethical mindsets and which we prefer can be affected by our early life experience. Triune Ethics Meta-Theory helps us understand what these mindsets are and why we shift into one or another.

6. Breastmilk

It almost seems magical when you begin to learn about all the benefits of breastmilk.  Find out why breastmilk provides lifelong benefits for little ones.

7. Attachment: When It Goes Wrong

What happens when you do not receive what you need in early life?  The effects of a nonresponsive and insensitive childhood are discussed.

8. Companionship Attachment

Young and old all experience human attachments but we do so in different ways.  Learn what these different ways are and what the healthiest form, companionship attachment, is and how to live it out.

9. Triune Ethics Meta - Theory

Discussed are the different moral mindsets people use and which are more conducive to happiness, health and flourishing.

10. The Good Samaritan

We use the Good Samaritan story to explain the different moral mindsets people can adopt in everyday life.