The Mini me research lab is dedicated to investigating the early development of the self-system, and run by Dr. Josephine Ross, Reader in Psychology at the University of Dundee.

Dr Josephine Ross

I am interested in exploring the functional role of the self for social cognition (including memory, self-regulation and metacognition) and social behaviour across the lifespan. I am also interested in the early social construction of self, and the links between this and related capacities such as theory of mind and attachment. Follow the links on the menu bar to learn more about my research themes.

You can also listen to me discuss my research here, or read my explanation of self development and its importance to non-psychologists, here. If you are interested in joining the lab, taking part in a research project with your child, or have any questions about our projects please send me a message (minimelab@dundee.ac.uk).