Ilse van de Groep is a PhD Candidate in the Brain and Development Research Center, which is part of the unit of Developmental and Educational Psychology of the Institute of Psychology at Leiden University.

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.
In March 2018, Ilse started her PhD project in the Developmental and Educational Psychology unit, under supervision of Eveline Crone, Marieke Bos, Arne Popma and Lucres Nauta-Jansen, and in collaboration with Anika Bexkens. The aim of the project is to examine mechanisms that underlie (distinct developmental trajectories of) antisocial behavior in emerging adulthood, with a specific focus on the neural correlates of self-concept, vicarious reward learning, and impulse control.