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Suzanne van de Groep is a postdoctoral researcher in the SYNC lab (http://erasmus-synclab.nl/) who studies the behavioral and neural development of prosocial behaviors in adolescence. Prosocial behaviors such as giving, cooperating and helping are essential for forming and maintaining social relationships, which is an important developmental goal in adolescence. Her work specifically focuses on the influence of social contexts and individual differences on the development of different types of prosociality (e.g. trust, reciprocity, and giving). Suzanne works on an ERC consolidator project called ‘Brainlinks’, a longitudinal three-wave study in which 142 adolescents and their parents are followed over the course of several years. In this project, van de Groep uses a variety of techniques (e.g. fMRI, daily diaries, hormone data, experiments, and questionnaires) to behaviorally and neurally investigate adolescents’ prosocial behaviors, as well as how these are modulated by different social contexts (e.g., pertaining to beneficiaries and audiences) and individual differences in personality (e.g., in perspective taking). Research interests: Prosocial Development, Neural Development, Adolescence Onderzoeksinteresses: Prosociale ontwikkeling, Neurale Ontwikkeling, Adolescentie **Bio** Van de Groep has a background in developmental psychology and completed her research masters in Leiden in 2016 (cum laude). In February 2022, she defended her PhD dissertation called 'Growing in Generosity? Unraveling the effects of benefactor-, beneficiary-, and situational characteristics on the development of giving and its neural correlates in adolescence', which was supervised by Prof. Eveline Crone and Dr. Kiki Zanolie. Apart from gaining a better understanding of prosocial development, van de Groep has a passion for connecting science and society, for example through science communication and citizen science projects. Van de Groep was awarded several grants and prizes, included a grant to visit UCLA during her PhD, two EGSH PhD Excellence Awards (best societal impact and best poster), a DPECS Dragon's Den seed fund, and a NWA Science Communication Grant (together with her YoungXperts colleagues). 


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