Neeltje Blankenstein did her PhD in the Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology. Using formal economic modelling and neuroimaging methods, she studied whether risk taking in adolescence is driven by distinct components underlying risk-taking behavior ('risk' and 'ambiguity') and how individual differences in risk taking contribute to our understanding of adolescence as a phase of risks and opportunities
Neeltje is currently a post-doctoral researcher at NeurolabNL, in which she studies contributing factors to the development of antisocial behavior in adolescence. Combining insights from behavior, neurobiology, and physiology, she aims to improve prevention and intervention to steer at-risk youths towards positive life outcomes.
- Individual differences in risk-taking tendencies modulate the neural processing of risky and ambiguous decision-making in adolescence. (2018)
- Neural mechanisms underlying risk and ambiguity attitudes (2017)
- Dealing with uncertainty: Testing risk-and ambiguity-attitude across adolescence. (2016)
- Development of Multifaceted Risk Taking and the Relations to Sex Steroid Hormones: A Longitudinal Study. (2018)