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


Dr. Josephine Ross, Psychology lecturer, University of Dundee

I am interested in exploring the functional role of the development of ‘an idea of me’ in social cognition and social behaviour. 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).

**I am currently advertising a fully funded PhD studentship which will embed a PhD student within Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) in order to study the impact that the art participation has upon the social well-being of young children and how shared art experiences may help to build strong attachment relationships. Find out how to apply here. You can also read more about the wider project ‘art at the start‘**