B.A. Psychology (minor in Philosophy)

Cum Laude, Thomas E. Bellavance Honors

Salisbury University, 2016


Ph.D. Human Development and Quantitative Methodology

University of Maryland College Park, 2021


Question-Asking | Generic Language | Critical Thinking | Play as Learning | Science and Information Literacy


Butler, L.P., Schmidt, M.F.H., Tavassolie N.S., & Gibbs, H.M. (2018). Children's evaluation of verified and unverified claimsJournal of Experimental Child Psychology, 176. 73-83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2018.07.007

Butler, L.P., Gibbs, H.M., & Tavassolie, N.S. (2020). Children's developing understanding that even reliable sources need to verify their claimsCognitive Development, 54, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogdev.2020.100871

Butler, L.P., Gibbs, H.M., & Levush, K.C. (2020). Look again: Pedagogical demonstration facilitates children's use of counterevidenceChild Development, 91, 1194-1210. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13414