Sandy Overgaauw is a postdoctoral research fellow at Leiden University’s Unit Clinical Psychology. In her PhD-project she investigated the development of neural correlates of empathy in healthy children and adolescents. The objective was to gain understanding of developmental changes and individual differences in empathic concern as well as how it related to (pro)social behavior. Currently, Sandy is focusing on the role of self-focused attention in social performance monitoring in individuals with psychopathy in order to identify the underlying cognitive and neural mechanisms. Her main research interests are empathy, social performance monitoring, social development, fMRI, and psychopathy.
- Being right, but losing money: the role of striatum in joint decision making. Sci Rep., 8, 6711. *shared first authorship. (2018)
- Assessing empathy across childhood and adolescence: Development and validation of the Empathy Questionnaire. Front. Psychol., 8, 870. (2017)
- A longitudinal analysis of neural regions involved in reading the mind in the eyes. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10, 619-627. (2015)
- Behavior and Neural Correlates of Empathy in Adolescents. Developmental Neuroscience, 36, 210-219. (2014)