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Samantha Perlstein

Graduate Student

Samantha Perlstein is a doctoral candidate in the clinical psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her MA in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and her BA in Psychology and Human Rights from Barnard College. She is a NIH Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award Recipient and worked in the Section for Mood Dysregulation and Neuroscience prior to matriculating to the University of Pennsylvania. Her research explores the development of antisocial and psychopathic behaviors in childhood, including a focus on the psychological and neurocognitive processes that underpin deficits in empathy and social bonding in children with callous-emotional traits.

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