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Inter-group cognition

We are interested in understanding how and why, from early in life, people can identify the culturally relevant social categories that form the basis of their thoughts and opinions about others. See, for example, some of our recent work below:

  • Reyes-Jaquez, B., & Koenig, M. A. (2022). Early presence of a “power = males” association: Girls link power to their gender less often than boys, but can be as motivated to gain it. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. [PDF]
  • Reyes-Jaquez, B., Escala, M., & Bigler, R. S. (2021). When multi-racial individuals are the numerical majority: Children’s racial attitudes in the Dominican Republic. Developmental Psychology, 57, 662-677. [PDF]
  • Reyes-Jaquez, B., & Echols, C. H. (2017). Causal clarity prevents the emergence of social biases in children’s excusing of mistakes. Journal of Cognition & Development, 18, 270-288. [PDF]