This research lab is dedicated to investigating the cognitive, behavioural, affective and social impact of the self in early development.

The lab is run by Dr. Josephine Ross, and hosts a team of researchers, including MSc students, undergraduates and research assistants. The lab is currently exploring four major research themes considering the role of self in; memory, prosocial behaviour, cultural context and social cognition. Follow the links on the menu bar to learn more about each theme. You can also listen to Dr. Ross discuss her research here.

If you are interested in joining the lab, or have any questions about our projects please send Dr. Ross a message (j.u.ross ‘at’ dundee.ac.uk).


Research Fellowship Opportunity for Prestigious Leverhulme Project

Dr. Josephine Ross and collaborator Dr. Sheila Cunningham are seeking to appoint a 3 year Research Fellowship at the University of Abertay. The fellowship is funded by the Leverhulme Trust as part of a project titled ‘The Me in Memory: Exploring the developing self and its influence on cognition’. The project comprises a single 3 year study in which aspects of self will be assessed in children aged 3-10 years. The development of conceptual components of self such as self-knowledge and self-esteem will be charted, along with cognitive aspects like self-referential processing biases and autobiographical memory. A key aim is to explore the relationship between these conceptual and cognitive factors of self-development across childhood. The fellow will be required to help with the design of experimental materials, organise and run data collection, analyse data and communicate findings. The closing date for applications is 13 March 2015. For further details visit: https://www.hirewire.co.uk/HE/1061263/MS_JobDetails.aspx?JobID=58215


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