Dr Josephine Ross

Senior Lecturer

Psychology, School of Social Sciences

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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.


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.

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  • 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)