Samantha Perlstein

Graduate student

I'm a graduate student in the clinical psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania. I received my BA in Psychology and Human Rights from Barnard College in 2017. After graduating, I received a NIH Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award and worked in the Section for Mood Dysregulation and Neuroscience. There I worked on projects examining the neural and behavioral correlates of childhood irritability. My current research explores the development of antisocial and psychopathic behaviors in children, including a focus on the physiological and neurocognitive processes that underpin deficits in empathy and social bonding in children with callous-unemotional traits.

Samantha Perlstein