Ilse van de Groep

Ilse van de Groep is a Healthy Start Fellow working in the SYNC lab and the Clinical Psychology department of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her research mainly focuses on the behavioral and neural development of antisocial behavior in young adulthood, and on strategies to support and motivate young adults with antisocial behavior and addiction problems to pursue their own long-term goals.

Ilse is passionate about finding mechanistic explanations for complex social behavior and greatly enjoys the most creative aspects of research and science communication. She often uses her creative skills to share newly acquired knowledge with a wider audience (e.g. blogging, workshops, e-magazines) or to create platforms and supporting media to enable this (e.g. websites, graphic design, photography).

Ilse has a background in Social and Health Psychology and completed her research Master in Utrecht in 2016. After graduating, she worked as a research assistant at the Experimental Psychopathology lab in Utrecht. In her PhD project (2018-2022), Ilse examined 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, social evaluation and aggression regulation. She was supervised by prof. Eveline Crone, dr. Marieke Bos, prof. Lucres Nauta-Jansen and prof. Arne Popma. In April 2023, she defended her dissertation called “Resisting, Desisting or Persisting? Neural Correlates of Antisocial and Psychopathic Pathways in Early Adulthood”.

Related publications

Longitudinal associations between social media use, mental well-being and structural brain development across adolescence.

Achterberg, M., Becht, A., van der Cruijsen, R., van de Groep, I.H., Spaans, J.P., Klapwijk, E., & Crone, E.A.

Resisting aggression in social contexts: The influence of life-course persistent antisocial behavior on behavioral and neural responses to social feedback.

Van de Groep, I.H., Bos, M. G., Jansen, L. M., Kocevska, D., Bexkens, A., Cohn, M., van Domburgh, L., Popma, A. & Crone, E.A.

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