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Suzanne van de Groep

Meet Suzanne:

Suzanne van de Groep

Suzanne is a PhD Candidate at Erasmus University Rotterdam whose work mainly focuses on the behavioral and neural development of prosocial behaviors in adolescence. She is specifically interested in how the social context and individual differences shape adolescents’ prosocial decisions. Suzanne uses multiple levels of explanation (i.e., behavioral, neural, and physiological) to answer her research questions.

As part of her PhD trajectory she is involved in all stages (i.e., design, data collection, analyses, writing) of a large longitudinal ERC-funded project on prosocial development called ‘Brainlinks’. 142 participants and their parents participate in this longitudinal study which uses multiple techniques (e.g., (f)MRI, hormonal data, laboratory tasks, questionnaires, parent reports) to gain a better understanding of prosocial development.

Suzanne has a background in developmental psychology and completed her research masters in Leiden in 2016 (cum laude). Her PhD project is supervised by prof. Eveline Crone and dr. Kiki Zanolie. Apart from gaining a better understanding of prosocial development, Suzanne’s thoroughly enjoys outreach (i.e., through blogs and presentations), writing, analyzing, managing projects, and supervising students and assistants.