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Larry Nucci- Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Chicago and Adjunct Professor University of California, Berkeley

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Larry Nucci is an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Education at UC Berkeley and Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.   Nucci has published extensively on children’s moral and social development and education. His 8 books include the Handbook of Moral and Character Education (Edited with Darcia Narvaez and Tobias Krettenauer: Routledge 2014; 2nd edition), and Nice is Not Enough: Facilitating Moral Development (Pearson, 2009; Chinese translation) and Education in the Moral Domain (2001; Chinese, Dutch, Italian and Spanish translations).  He is a pioneer in what is referred to as social cognitive domain theory in which distinctions are drawn between morality and the conventions of society.  An aspect of his work on social development has focused on children's judgments about issues considered personal matters of privacy and discretion. This research has been carried out in a number of cross-cultural contexts including Asia and Latin America.  He is Editor in Chief of the journal Human Development and a member of the editorial boards of Cognitive Development, Parenting Science and Practice, and the Journal for Research in Character Education.  Nucci has served as an educational consultant to schools throughout the US. 

He has been the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and has received grants from the S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, the Fetzer Foundation, the Templeton Foundation, and the Character Education Partnership.

He is Editor in Chief of the journal Human Development, and serves on the editorial boards of the journal Cognitive Development, Parenting Research and Practice, and the Journal for Research in Character Education. He is the author of two books, Nice is Not Enough: Facilitating Moral Development (Pearson Education, 2009) and Education in the Moral Domain (Cambridge University Press, 2001: with editions in Chinese, Dutch, Italian, and Spanish). He has edited the books Handbook of Moral and Character Education (with Darcia Narvarz) (Routledge, 2008); Conflict, Contradiction and Contrarian Elements in Moral Development and Education (Erlbaum, 2005); International Perspectives on Youth Conflict (with Colette Daiute, Zeynep Beykont, and Craig Higson-Smith (Oxford University Press, 2005).

He teaches a course on social and emotional development for the Developmental Teacher Education program.

Selected publications available for download

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