Professor of Developmental Psychology
Areas of Expertise
- parental socialization
- prosocial behavior
- antisocial behavior
- cross-cultural sociomoral development
- Ph.D. Harvard University, 1972
John C. Gibbs (Ph.D. Harvard University, 1972) is Professor of Developmental Psychology. His work has concerned developmental theory, assessment of social cognition and moral judgment development, and interventions with conduct-disordered adolescents. He has been a member of the State of Ohio Governor’s Council on Juvenile Justice and is a faculty associate of The Ohio State University Criminal Justice Research Center. He received the Association for Moral Education’s 2016 Kuhmerker Outstanding Career Award. His and coauthors’ EQUIP program won the 1998 Reclaiming Children and Youth Spotlight on Excellence Award. His authored and coauthored books include Aggression Replacement Training: A Comprehensive Intervention for Aggressive Youth; Moral Development and Reality: Beyond the Theories of Kohlberg, Hoffman, and Haidt; and Moral Maturity: Measuring the Development of Sociomoral Reflection; The EQUIP Program: A Comprehensive Cognitive Behavior Program for High-Risk Adolescents in Residential and Community Agencies (rev. and expanded Ed.).