Gibbs, H.M., Burchinal, M., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2021, November 30). The 'real' economic advantage of investing in families this holiday season. Brookings Institution, Education Plus Development.

Gibbs, H.M., Blinkoff, E., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2021, December 15). Time for Bin Busting: Teach Math, Reading, and Social Skills Together. EdWeek, As a Psychologist.

Blinkoff, E., Gibbs, H.M., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (under review). Teaching in the Ways that Brains Learn: Human Development Can Be Our Guide. In Smith, C., Carney, R.N., & Fong, C.J. (Eds.) Teaching Human Development for Educators. IAP series: Theory to Practice: Educational psychology for Teachers and Teaching. Southern Illinois University.

Gibbs, H.M., Hadani, H.S., Golinkoff, R.M., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (under review). Playing into the Future: A 21st-Century Model for Education. In I. Ahmed & F. Kolbitz (Eds.) Imagining Post-COVID Education Futures. Center for Genocide Studies, University of Dhaka; in association with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Bangladesh.


Question-Asking | Critical Thinking | Playful Learning | Science and Information Literacy | Early Childhood



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.


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.


Butler, L.P., Gibbs, H.M., & Levush, K.C. (2020). Look again: Pedagogical demonstration facilitates children's use of counter-evidenceChild Development, 91, 1194-1210.


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

Graduate Advisor: Dr. Lucas Payne Butler

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Temple Infant and Child Lab

Post-Doctoral Advisor: Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek