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Moral development

We are interested in understanding when and how, starting in childhood, people are able to distinguish what is considered (in)appropriate behavior in their cultural setting.

See, for example, some of our recent work below:

  • Reyes-Jaquez, B., & Koenig, M. A. (2022). Greasing (small) palms: Early rejection of bribery. Child Development. [PDF]
  • Reyes-Jaquez, B., & Koenig, M. A. (2021). The development of a morality against power abuse: The case of bribery. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 150, 2362–2374. [PDF]