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.
- 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)
'Applying self-processing biases in education: Improving learning through ownership' Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition.
'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.
'Cultural differences in self-recognition: the early development of autonomous and related selves?' Developmental Science, vol. 20, no. 3, e12387.
'You and me: investigating the role of self-evaluative emotion in preschool prosociality' Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, vol. 155, pp. 67-83.
'How do children develop a sense of self?'.
'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.
'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.
'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.
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.
'Sleep on a problem: it works like a dream' The Psychologist, vol. 19, no. 12, pp. 738-741.
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