Development and Epigenetics – A Conversation with Darcia Narvaez

Stefan Molyneux speaks with Darcia Narvaez about youth life outcomes, breastfeeding vs. formula, child isolation, the positive effect of multiple caregivers, the benefits of touch, epigenetics and the development of stress responses.

Darcia Narvaez is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame, Editor of the “Journal of Moral Education,” and author of Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Policy and Practice.

Empathy Section &t=10m0s

  • complicated brain systems
  • key resources need for empathy development
  • needed for society
  • nest of needs and practices for empathy for young
  • * breast feeding  
  • touch 
  • affection and responsiveness to baby
  • free play 
  • social support
  • Morality