Ross, Josephine



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Josephine Ross is a reader within Psychology. Her research and teaching area is Developmental Psychology. She is particularly interested in the cognitive and social consequences of developing a sense of self.  


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.


•    Year 2 Individual Development
•    Year 3 Developmental Psychology 
•    Years 4/5 The Development of Self-Awareness
•    Years 3-5 Ethics in Psychological Research


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, I am the boss of me: The executive function of self-awareness in 3- and 4-year-olds, University of Stirling

Award Date: 1 Jan 2009

Master of Science, University of Stirling

Award Date: 1 Jan 2005

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Stirling

Award Date: 1 Jan 2004


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


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