Dr Constance De Saint Laurent


Lecturer / Assistant Professor

John Hume Building


Constance de Saint Laurent is Assistant Professor of Sociotechnical Systems at the Department of Psychology at Maynooth University. She works on social thinking and the impact of technology and societal changes on people and organisations. She has previously carried out research on social media, artificial intelligence, misinformation, collective memory, and representations of alterity, some of which has been published in the open access book Social Thinking and History: A Sociocultural Psychological Perspective on Representations of the Past (2021).

She has a BSc in Psychology from the University of Angers in France, an MSc in Social and Cultural Psychology from the London School of Economics, and a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. Prior to joining Maynooth, she has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bologna in Italy, The Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, and UCD.

Edited Book

Year Publication
2018 de Saint Laurent, C.;Obradovic, S.;Carriere, K (Ed.). (2018) Imagining Collective Futures Perspectives from Social, Cultural and Political Psychology. London: Palgrave,

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2022 de Saint Laurent, C; Murphy, G; Hegarty, K; Greene, CM (2022) 'Measuring the effects of misinformation exposure and beliefs on behavioural intentions: a COVID-19 vaccination study'. Cognitive Research: Principles And Implications, 7 (1). [DOI]
2022 de Saint Laurent, C.; Glăveanu, V.P.; Literat, I. (2022) 'Mimetic Representations of the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Analysis of Objectification, Anchoring, and Identification Processes in CoronavirusMemes'. Psychology of Popular Media, 11 . [Link] [DOI]
2022 Greene, C. M.; de Saint Laurent, C.; Murphy, G.; Prike, T.; Hegarty, K.; Ecker, U.. (2022) 'Best practices for ethical conduct of misinformation research: A scoping review and critical commentary'. European Psychologist, . [DOI]
2022 Greene, CM; de Saint Laurent, C; Hegarty, K; Murphy, G (2022) 'False memories for true and false vaccination information form in line with pre-existing vaccine opinions'. Applied Cognitive Psychology, . [DOI]
2021 de Saint Laurent, C.; Glăveanu, V.P.; Literat, I. (2021) 'Internet Memes as Partial Stories: Identifying Political Narratives in Coronavirus Memes'. Social Media and Society, 7 . [Link] [DOI]
2021 Glaveanu, V.P.; Ness, I.J.; De Saint Laurent, C. (2021) 'New Frontiers in Creativity, Learning, and Technology Research'. Creativity, 8 . [Link] [DOI]
2020 de Saint Laurent, C.; Glaveanu, V.; Chaudet, C. (2020) 'Malevolent Creativity and Social Media: Creating Anti-immigration Communities on Twitter'. Creativity Research Journal, 32 . [Link] [DOI]
2020 Glǎveanu, VP; de Saint Laurent, C (2020) 'Social Media Responses to the Pandemic: What Makes a Coronavirus Meme Creative'. Frontiers in Psychology, 12 . [DOI]
2018 Glăveanu, V.P.; de Saint-Laurent, C.; Literat, I. (2018) 'Making Sense of Refugees Online: Perspective Taking, Political Imagination, and Internet Memes'. American Behavioral Scientist, 62 . [Link] [DOI]
2018 de Saint-Laurent, C; Obradović, S (2018) 'Uses of the Past: History as a Resource for the Present'. Integrative psychological & behavioral science, 53 (1). [DOI]
2018 Glăveanu, V.P.; Laurent, C.d.S. (2018) 'Taking the perspective of others: A conceptual model and its application to the refugee crisis'. Peace and Conflict, 24 . [Link] [DOI]
2018 de Saint-Laurent, C. (2018) 'Memory Acts: A Theory for the Study of Collective Memory in Everyday Life'. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 31 . [Link] [DOI]
2017 de Saint-Laurent, C. (2017) 'Personal trajectories, collective memories: Remembering and the life-course'. Culture and Psychology, 23 . [Link] [DOI]
2016 Glăveanu, VP; de Saint Laurent, C (2016) 'Political Imagination, Otherness and the European Crisis'. Europe's Journal of Psychology, 11 (4). [DOI]

Other Publication

Year Publication
2020 Glaveanu, V.P.; Ness, I.J.; de Saint Laurent, C. (2020) Creativity, Learning and Technology: Opportunities, Challenges and New Horizons. [Link] [DOI]
2018 de Saint Laurent, C (2018) In Defence of Machine Learning: Debunking the Myths of Artificial Intelligence. [DOI]
2017 de Saint-Laurent, C.; Brescó de Luna, I.; Awad, S.H.; Wagoner, B. (2017) Collective memory and social sciences in the post-truth era. [Link] [DOI]


Year Publication
2020 de Saint Laurent, C. (2020) Social Thinking and History: A Sociocultural Psychological Perspective on Representations of the Past. London: Routledge. [Link] https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429465116
2020 Glaveanu, V.P.; Ness, I; de Saint Laurent, C. (2020) Creative Learning in Digital and Virtual Environments. London: Routledge.
Certain data included herein are derived from the © Web of Science (2023) of Clarivate. All rights reserved.