Claire Prendergast

Doctoral Research Fellow - Department of Psychology
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Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Social Sciences (Student)

Academic interests

I am part of the Social and Intergroup Relations Lab led by Lotte Thomsen.

My research focus, as part of the group project entitled “A Social Grammar of Relational Forms”, is in elementary cognitive processes with respect to the instantiation and development of relational knowledge investigating:

  • Core representations and mappings of relational motives and preferences in infants

  • Levels of cognitive complexity and flexibility in relational space

  • Perceptual autonomy as a generalized social orientation

  • Social exclusion


MPhil Psychoanalytic Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

BA Computer Science, Linguistics & French, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Tags: Social Psychology, Cultural and Community Psychology


  • Fitzpatrick, Marilyn; Henson, Alisha; Grumet, Robin; Poolokasinghman, Gauthamie; Foa, Clare; Comeau, Thea & Prendergast, Claire Nicole (2016). Challenge, focus, inspiration and support: Processes of values clarification and congruence.. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science.  ISSN 2212-1447.  5(1), s 7- 15 . doi: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2016.02.001
  • Prendergast, Claire Nicole (2016). In the intimacy of my “enaction”: Modeling kohut’s “bipolar self” as an autopoietic system: A dialectic approach to phenomenological research in contemporary psychoanalytic self psychology. Psychoanalytic Review.  ISSN 0033-2836.  103(3), s 317- 339 . doi: 10.1521/prev.2016.103.3.317
  • O'Rourke, Breffni; Prendergast, Claire Nicole; Shi, Lijing; Smith, Bryan & Stickler, Ursula (2015). Eyetracking in CALL – present and future, In Ana María Gimeno Sanz; Mike Levy; Françoise Blin & David Barr (ed.),  WorldCALL: Sustainability and Computer-Assisted Language Learning.  Bloomsbury Academic.  ISBN 9781474248303.  Chapter 16.

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  • Prendergast, Claire Nicole & Thomsen, Lotte (2017). ‘Selvations’ in Social Motivation. Social justice research.  ISSN 0885-7466.  30(3), s 1- 8 . doi: 10.1007/s11211-017-0289-y

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