Ross, Josephine


  • Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Research), Psychology
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Josephine Ross is a senior lecturer 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

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Stirling

Master of Science, University of Stirling

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Stirling


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

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Projects 2016 2022

Research Output 2006 2019

  • 10 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review
  • 1 Special issue
2 Citations (Scopus)

A Dyadic Art Psychotherapy Group for Parents and Infants: Piloting Quantitative Methodologies for Evaluation

Armstrong, V. G., Dalinkeviciute, E. & Ross, J., 28 Mar 2019, In : International Journal of Art Therapy. 24, 3, p. 113-124 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Group Psychotherapy
Art Therapy

Children’s perception of visual and auditory ambiguity and its link to executive functions and creativity

Taranu, M., Wimmer, M. C., Ross, J., Farkas, D., van Ee, R., Winkler, I. & Denham, S. L., 1 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 184, p. 123-138 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Auditory Perception
Visual Perception
Executive Function
1 Citation (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

The me in memory: The role of the self in autobiographical memory development

Ross, J., Hutchison, J. & Cunningham, S. J., 15 Jan 2019, In : Child Development. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Episodic Memory
Self Concept
1 Citation (Scopus)
59 Downloads (Pure)

Applying self-processing biases in education: Improving learning through ownership

Cunningham, S., Scott, L., Hutchison, J., Ross, J. & Martin, D., Sep 2018, In : Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. 7, 3, p. 342-351 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
16 Citations (Scopus)
250 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Executive Function
Control Groups

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Festival/Exhibition

Women in Science

Alissa Melinger (Speaker), Josephine Ross (Speaker), Mariel Symeonidou (Speaker), Yaroslava Goncharova (Speaker)
5 Mar 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesFestival/Exhibition


Fetal responsiveness to auditory and tactile stimulation

Author: Marx, V., 2018

Supervisor: Nagy, E. (Supervisor) & Ross, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy