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Research interests

Zoe is a developmental psychologist. Her interests lie in how children of various ages learn from everyday contexts.

Zoe's past research included investigations into learning from shared reading interactions; implications for different book formats, and reading styles. Current research considers differences in parent-child shared reading interactions with different book formats, and the role of touchscreens during shared reading. Other research projects include improving our understanding of home education, and how such learning in the home is being used to support literacy skills, broader "life skills" and wellbeing. 


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Home Education
  • Learning
  • Storybook
  • Literacy
  • Language
  • Education
  • Early Years
  • Shared Reading
  • L Education (General)
  • Alternative Education

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Research Output 2017 2019

Studying Cognitive Development in Infants and Toddlers

Sussex, U. & Flack, Z., 28 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) The Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development. John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

Child Development
Practice Guidelines

Communication and Developmental Milestones

Flack, Z. & Leavens, D., 16 Apr 2018, Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science : New York: Springer.

Research output: Other contribution

Pointing to visible and invisible targets

Flack, Z., Naylor, M. & Leavens, D., 11 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Nonverbal Behavior. 42, 2, p. 221-236 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

The effects of shared storybook reading on word learning: a meta-analysis

Flack, Z., Field, A. & Horst, J., 29 Mar 2018, In : Developmental Psychology. 54, 7, p. 1334-1346

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
learning success

Two sides to every story: children learn words better from one storybook page at a time

Flack, Z. & Horst, J., 30 Jun 2017, In : Infant and Child Development. 27, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access