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. (in press). 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. (in press). 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.

Hirsh-Pasek, K.*, Blinkoff, E.*, Rumper, B., Gibbs, H. M., & Golinkoff, R. M. (2022). The role of science in education policy making. In L. Cohen-Vogel, J. Scott, & P. Youngs (Eds.), Handbook of education policy research (2nd ed.). AERA. [Manuscript under review]. * = Co-first authors 

Hirsh-Pasek, K.*, Masters, A. S.*, Christie, S., Gibbs, H. M., Evans, N. S., Fletcher, K. K., Pesch, A., Yang, H., Fan, W., Todaro, R. D., Golinkoff, R. M., & Xu, F. (2022). Where global science meets playful learning: Implications for home, school, and city planning [White paper]. The Lego Foundation and the Yidan Foundation. * = Co-first authors

Pesch, A., Ochoa, K.D., Fletcher, K., Bermudez, V., Todaro, R., Salazar, J. Gibbs, H.M., Ahn, J., Bustamante, A.S., Hirsh-Pasek, K. (in press). Reinventing the public square and early educational settings through culturally informed, community co-design: Playful Learning Landscapes. Frontiers in Psychology.


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



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.