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Jochem is a PhD candidate at the SYNC lab (http://erasmus-synclab.nl/). In his PhD project, he focuses on the neural signature of prosociality in adolescence, with a focus on vicarious gaining (gaining rewards for someone other than yourself). In addition, he investigates the relationship between self-concept and prosociality.
Jochem's PhD is a part of a larger, NWO-VICI-funded project on self-concept. This longitudinal project has so far investigated the development of self-concept in adolescence over a period of four years in a group of approximately 160 adolescents, using several different measurement methods (fMRI, questionnaires, hormone collection).
Keywords: prosociality, vicarious gaining, adolescence
Publications Michelle Achterberg, Andrik Becht, Renske van der Cruijsen, Ilse H van de Groep, Jochem P Spaans, Eduard Klapwijk & Eveline A Crone (2022) - Longitudinal associations between social media use, mental well-being and structural brain development across adolescence - Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 54 - doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2022.101088 - [link] Philip Brandner, Berna Güroğlu, Suzanne van de Groep, Jochem P. Spaans & Eveline A. Crone (2021) - Happy for Us not Them: Differences in neural activation in a vicarious reward task between family and strangers during adolescent development - Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 51 - doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2021.100985 - [link] S Peters, Renske van der Cruijsen, L van der Aar, Jochem Spaans, Andrik Becht & Eveline Crone (2021) - Social media use and the not-so-imaginary audience: Behavioral and neural mechanisms underlying the influence on self-concept - Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience - doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2021.100921 - [link] Andrik I. Becht, Eduard T. Klapwijk, Lara M. Wierenga, Renske van der Cruijsen, Jochem Spaans, Laura van der Aar, Sabine Peters, Susan Branje, Wim Meeus & Eveline A. Crone (2021) - Corrigendum to "Longitudinal associations between structural prefrontal cortex and nucleus accumbens development and daily identity formation processes across adolescence" [Dev. Cogn. Neurosci. 46 (December) (2020) 100880] - Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 47 - doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2020.100890 - [link] Jochem Spaans, S Peters & Eveline Crone (2020) - Neural reward related-reactions to monetar gains for self and charity are associated with donating behavior in adolescence - Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 15 (2), 151-163 - doi: 10.1093/scan/nsaa027 - [link] Andrik Becht, Eduard Klapwijk, LM Wierenga, Renske van der Cruijsen, Jochem Spaans, L van der Aar, Sabine Peters, S Branje, W Meeus & Eveline Crone (2020) - Longitudinal associations between structural prefrontal cortex and nucleus accumbens development and daily identity formation processes across adolescence - Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 46 - doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2020.100880 - [link] Jochem Spaans, S Peters & Eveline Crone (2019) - Neural reward-related reactions to monetary gains for self and charity - Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 19 (4), 845-858 - doi: 10.3758/s13415-018-00672-1 - [link] Jochem Spaans, GJ Will, J Van Hoorn & B Guroglu (2019) - Turning a Blind Eye? Punishment of Friends and Unfamiliar Peers After Observed Exclusion in Adolescence - Journal of Research on Adolescence, 29 (2), 508-522 - doi: 10.1111/jora.12401 - [link] Jochem Spaans, SM Burke, S Altikulac, BR Braams, ZA Op de Macks & Eveline Crone (2018) - Win for your kin: Neural responses to personal and vicarious rewards when mothers win for their adolescent children - PLoS One (online), 13 (6) - doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0198663 - [link]