Bio

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)

Publications

Ross, J & Melinger, A 2017,

'Bilingual advantage, bidialectal advantage or neither?: Comparing performance across three tests of executive function in middle childhood' Developmental Science, vol 20, no. 4, e12405, pp. 1-21. DOI:
10.1111/desc.12405

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Ross, J, Yilmaz, M, Dale, R, Cassidy, R, Yildirim , I & Zeedyk, MS 2017,

'Cultural differences in self-recognition: the early development of autonomous and related selves?' Developmental Science, vol 20, no. 3, e12387. DOI:
10.1111/desc.12387

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Ross, J 2017,

'You and me: investigating the role of self-evaluative emotion in preschool prosociality' Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, vol 155, pp. 67-83. DOI:
10.1016/j.jecp.2016.11.001

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Ross, J, Martin, D & Cunningham, S 2016,

'How do children develop a sense of self?', 17 October.

Research output: Contribution To Periodical



Ross, J, Anderson, JR & Campbell, RN 2011,

'I Remember Me: Mnemonic Self-Reference Effects in Preschool Children' Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, vol 76, no. 3, pp. 1-102. DOI:
10.1111/j.1540-5834.2011.00613.x,
10.1111/j.1540-5834.2011.00614.x,
10.1111/j.1540-5834.2011.00615.x,
10.1111/j.1540-5834.2011.00616.x,
10.1111/j.1540-5834.2011.00617.x,
10.1111/j.1540-5834.2011.00618.x

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Ross, J, Anderson, JR & Campbell, RN 2011,

'Situational changes in self-awareness influence 3- and 4-year-olds' self-regulation' Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, vol 108, no. 1, pp. 126-138. DOI:
10.1016/j.jecp.2010.08.003

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Ross, J 2011,

'International perspectives on early childhood research: a day in the life. Edited by Julia Gillen and Catherine Anne Cameron. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, USA, 2010.' Infant and Child Development, vol 20, no. 3, pp. 347-348. DOI:
10.1002/icd.702

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Ross, J 2008,

Drawing production, drawing re-experience and drawing re-cognition. in C Lange-Küttner & A Vinter (eds), Drawing and the non-verbal mind : a life-span perspective. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 42-62.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Ross, J 2006,

'Sleep on a problem: it works like a dream' The Psychologist, vol 19, no. 12, pp. 738-741.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Activities

Women in Science

Role: Speaker
Activity: Festival/Exhibition

5 3 2017