Bolivar (Boli) Reyes-Jaquez

Assistant Professor
Phone: (603) 862-0943
Office: UNH COLA Psychology, McConnell Hall, Durham, NH 03824

I am interested in morality and social cognition development. Specifically, I study the judgments of individuals and groups, including individuals' moral status and group-based stereotyping and prejudice, with an emphasis on the role of culture in early emerging perceptions and behaviors.

Courses Taught

  • PSYC 502: Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYC 595: Applications of Psychology
  • PSYC 791W: SpcTop/Moral Development
  • PSYC 982: Adv Sem/Developmental Psych


  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of Texas

Research Interests

  • Culture and child development
  • Moral and political philosophy
  • Gender and race studies
  • Child Psychology/Development
  • Values/Moral Education
  • Equality
  • Political Participation
  • Race and ethnic relations
  • Immigration
  • Social justice
  • Culture
  • Women in Science/Technology/Engineering/Math (STEM)

Selected Publications

  • Reyes-Jaquez, B., & Koenig, M. A. (2022). Greasing (small) palms: Early rejection of bribery.. Child Dev, 93(5), e531-e546. doi:10.1111/cdev.13814

  • 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.. J Exp Child Psychol, 220, 105419. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2022.105419

  • Reyes-Jaquez, B., & Echols, C. H. (2021). Looking beyond person-specific cues indicative of credibility: Reward rules and executive function predict preschoolers' acceptance of (un)reliable assertions.. J Exp Child Psychol, 211, 105227. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2021.105227

  • Reyes-Jaquez, B., & Koenig, M. A. (2021). The development of a morality against power abuse: The case of bribery.. J Exp Psychol Gen, 150(11), 2362-2374. doi:10.1037/xge0000926

  • Reyes-Jaquez, B., Escala, M. J., & Bigler, R. S. (2021). When multiracial individuals are the numerical majority: Children's racial attitudes in the Dominican Republic.. Dev Psychol, 57(5), 662-677. doi:10.1037/dev0001052

  • Reyes-Jaquez, B., & Echols, C. H. (2017). Causal Clarity Prevents the Emergence of Social Biases in Children’s Excusing of Mistakes. Journal of Cognition and Development, 18(2), 270-288. doi:10.1080/15248372.2016.1211660

  • Reyes-Jaquez, B., & Echols, C. H. (2015). Playing by the rules: self-interest information influences children's trust and trustworthiness in the absence of feedback.. Cognition, 134, 140-154. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2014.10.002

  • Reyes-Jaquez, B., & Echols, C. H. (2013). Developmental differences in the relative weighing of informants' social attributes.. Dev Psychol, 49(3), 602-613. doi:10.1037/a0031674

  • Most Cited Publications