Personal profile

Biography

Josephine Ross is a lecturer within the School of Psychology. Her research and teaching area is Developmental Psychology. She is particularly interested in how and when children develop a sense of self.  Josephine started a lectureship at Dundee in September 2008, graduating with a PhD from the University of Stirling in June 2009.

Research

Josephine's primary research interest is in the development of self-awareness. She is interested in approaching this topic from a number of different perspectives, including those of cognitive, social, comparative and cross-cultural psychology. She is also interested in researching related socio-cognitive capacities, such as the development of theory of mind, meta-cognition, morality/prosocial behaviour, and executive function (particularly memory and self-regulation). Visit the MiniMeLab website to find out more.

Teaching

  • Year 1 Introductory Psychology (Science and Society)
  • Year 2 Research Skills (Research Methodology)
  • Year 3 Developmental Psychology (Socio Cognitive Development)
  • Years 4/5 Advanced Study Module (The development of self-awareness), Developmental Theories (Ethology)

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Stirling

Master of Science, University of Stirling

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Stirling

Keywords

  • BF Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-regulation
  • Social cognition
  • Prosocial behaviour
  • Autobiographical memory

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Research Output 2006 2017

  • 6 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review
  • 1 Special issue
3 Citations
Open Access
File
Executive Function
Linguistics
Language
Control Groups

Cultural differences in self-recognition: the early development of autonomous and related selves?

Ross, J., Yilmaz, M., Dale, R., Cassidy, R., Yildirim , I. & Zeedyk, M. S. 20 Apr 2017 In : Developmental Science. 20, 3, 13 p., e12387

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Ethnic Groups
Mothers
3 Citations
Open Access
File
Guilt
Shame
Emotions
Moral Development
Diagnostic Self Evaluation

I Remember Me: Mnemonic Self-Reference Effects in Preschool Children

Ross, J., Anderson, J. R. & Campbell, R. N. Nov 2011 In : Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development. 76, 3, p. 1-102 102 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Open Access
File
Ego
Preschool Children
Self Concept
Ownership
Cognition
7 Citations

Situational changes in self-awareness influence 3- and 4-year-olds' self-regulation

Ross, J., Anderson, J. R. & Campbell, R. N. Jan 2011 In : Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 108, 1, p. 126-138 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Altruism
Cues
Self-Control

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Festival/Exhibition

Women in Science

Melinger, A. (Speaker), Ross, J. (Speaker), Symeonidou, M. (Speaker), Goncharova, Y. (Speaker)
5 Mar 2017

Activity: Festival/Exhibition