Ilse van de Groep is a PhD Candidate at the SYNC lab and the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department (Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc) since 2018. In her PhD project, Ilse examines several mechanisms that underlie distinct developmental trajectories of social and antisocial behavior in emerging adulthood, with a specific focus on the neural correlates of self-concept, vicarious reward learning, and impulse control. She is supervised by Eveline Crone, Marieke Bos, Arne Popma and Lucres Nauta-Jansen.

Ilse is one of the executive project coordinators within the RESIST project, a collaboration between researchers from Leiden University, VUMC and the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN). This project is also affiliated with NeuroLabNL.

Ilse obtained her Research Master in Social and Health Psychology at Utrecht University in 2016. Her master thesis focused on the prediction of sensory input based on self-performed actions (i.e., motor prediction) and how this information is used to determine (self-)agency. After graduating, she worked as a research assistant at the Experimental Psychopathology lab in Utrecht.

Research interests: Antisocial Behavior, Aggression regulation, Neural Development

van den Hout, M.A., van Dis, E.A.M., van Woudenberg, C., & van de Groep, I.H. (2019). OCD-like checking in the lab: A meta-analysis and improvement of an experimental paradigm. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 20, 39-49.doi:10.1016/j.jocrd.2017.11.006.

van de Groep, I.H., de Haas, L.M., Schutte, I., & Bijleveld, E. (2017). Spontaneous eye blink rate (EBR) predicts poor performance in high-stakes situations. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 119, 50-57. doi:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2017.01.009

Westhoff, B., Koele, I.J., & van de Groep, I.H. (2020). Social Learning and the Brain: How Do We Learn From and About Other People? Front. Young Minds. 8:95. doi: 10.3389/frym.2020.00095