Mary Tarsha

Peace Studies & Psychology

Mary S. Tarsha is a doctoral student in the Kroc International Institute for Peace Studies and the Department of Psychology at University of Notre Dame. She investigates the neurobiology of moral development, including peaceableness, cooperation, and prosocial/antisocial morality with a particular focus on how early life facilitates (or not) the biosocial construction of wellbeing and sociomorality, specifically the mechanisms of action by which the Evolved Developmental Niche (or Evolved Nest) promotes human flourishing and peaceable children, families and societies. Her work has been published in the International Journal of Partnership Studies, Peace Studies Review, Frontiers in Psychology, Developmental Psychobiology, Family Relations and numerous books. She is on the board of Kindred World, a regular contributor to and is also pursuing a minor in quantitative methods.


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