Josephine Ross

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Senior Lecturer
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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

Children’s perception of visual and auditory ambiguity and its link to executive functions and creativity
8/2019, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

A Dyadic Art Psychotherapy Group for Parents and Infants : Piloting Quantitative Methodologies for Evaluation
3/2019, International Journal of Art Therapy
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

The me in memory : The role of the self in autobiographical memory development
1/2019, Child Development
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Applying self-processing biases in education : Improving learning through ownership
9/2018, Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Bilingual advantage, bidialectal advantage or neither? : Comparing performance across three tests of executive function in middle childhood
7/2017, Developmental Science
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Cultural differences in self-recognition : the early development of autonomous and related selves?
4/2017, Developmental Science
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

You and me : investigating the role of self-evaluative emotion in preschool prosociality
3/2017, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

How do children develop a sense of self?
10/2016, The Conversation
Research Output: Contribution To Periodical > Article

I Remember Me : Mnemonic Self-Reference Effects in Preschool Children
11/2011, Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Special issue

Situational changes in self-awareness influence 3- and 4-year-olds' self-regulation
1/2011, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

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Activities

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

Activity Type: Attendance

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