K. (Kristel) de Groot MSc

Kristel de Groot
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
ERIM PhD Candidate
Field: Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Affiliated since 2017

Kristel de Groot works at the Erasmus School of Economics, where she uses her background in biological psychology to examine the electrophysiological correlates of decision-making under uncertain and risky conditions. To this end, she wires participants in the Erasmus Behavioural Laboratory to electrodes and lets them play (financial) games in which money can be won (and lost!). In addition, she works at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, were she examines the impact of disabilities on study performance and well-being of university students. She is an advocate of inclusive education and coordinates the Erasmus Functional Impairment Studies (EFIS), a longitudinal survey study (facebook.com/EUR.EFIS, instagram.com/efis\_eur, twitter.com/EFIS\_EUR). 

PhD Track Decision-Making under Uncertainty & Risk: Applicability of (Biological) Psychology to the Study of Entrepreneurship

Time frame
2017 -


  • Academic (9)
    • Groot, K. (2020). Burst beliefs – methodological problems in the balloon analogue risk task and implications for its use. Journal of Trial and Error, 1(1), 43-51. [1]. https://doi.org/10.36850/mr1

    • Groot, K. (2020). Non-clinical autistic traits correlate with social and ethical but not with financial and recreational risk-taking. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, [360]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00360

    • Bernoster, I., Groot, K., Wieser, M., Thurik, R., & Franken, I. (2019). Birds of a feather flock together: Evidence of prominent correlations within but not between self-report, behavioral, and electrophysiological measures of impulsivity. Biological Psychology, 145, 112-123. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2019.04.008

    • Groot, K., & Strien, J. (2019). Event?related potentials in response to feedback following risk?taking in the hot version of the Columbia Card Task. Psychophysiology, 56(9), [e13390]. https://doi.org/10.1111/psyp.13390

    • Groot, K., & Strien, J. (2018). Spontaneous resting-state gamma oscillations are not predictive of autistic traits in the general population. European Journal of Neuroscience, 48(8), 2928-2937. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejn.13973

    • Groot, K., & Thurik, R. (2018). Disentangling Risk and Uncertainty: When Risk-Taking Measures Are Not About Risk. Frontiers in Psychology, 9(2194). https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02194

    • Groot, K., & Strien, J. (2017). Evidence for a Broad Autism Phenotype. Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 1(3), 129-140. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41252-017-0021-9

    • Groot, K., & Strien, J. (2017). Self-report and brain indicators of impaired emotion regulation in the broad autism spectrum. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47(7), 2138-2152. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3138-9

    • Groot, K., & Smeets, G. (2017). The Relationship Between Autism Symptomatology, Performance, Experienced Problems and Benefits in Problem-Based Learning Curricula. Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 1(4), 308-321. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41252-017-0037-1

  • Professional (1)
    • Groot, K. (2018). Inclusive Education - 8 tips for staff. Default journal.


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