Dr. Leshem Rotem

Deputy Head of B.A. Program
Reception hours: 


Chapter in a Book

Glicksohn, J., Naor-Ziv, R., & Leshem, R. (2018).  Sensation seeking and risk-taking. In M. M. Martel (Ed.), Developmental Pathways to Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders (183-208). New York:  Elsevier

Glicksohn, J., & Leshem, R. (2011). Reproduction of duration:  How should I count the ways? In A. Vatakis, A. Esposito, M. Giagkou, F. Cummins, & G. Papadelis (Eds.), Multidisciplinary aspects of time and time perception: COST TD0904 International Workshop, Athens, Greece, October 7-8, 2010, revised selected papers (pp. 79-91). Berlin: Springer-Verla


Publications in Refereed Journal


Glicksohn, J., Leshem, R., & Aharoni, R. (2006). Impulsivity and time estimation: Casting a net to catch a fish. Personality and Individual Differences, 40, 261-271

Glicksohn, J., Naor-Ziv, R., & Leshem, R. (2007). Impulsive decision making: Learning to gamble wiely? Cognition, 105, 195-205

Leshem, R., & Glicksohn, J. (2007). The construct of impulsivity revisited. Personality and Individual Differences, 43, 681-69

Leshem, R., & Glicksohn, J. (2012). A critical look at the relationship between impulsivity and decision-making in adolescents: Are they related or separate factors? Developmental Neuropsychology, 37, 712-731

Leshem, R. (2013). The effects of attention on ear advantages in dichotic-listening to words  and affects. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 25, 932-940

Leshem, R., Armoni-Sivan, R., & Arzouan, Y. (2015). The effects of sad prosody on hemispheric specialization for words processing. Brain & Cognition, 96, 28-37

Leshem, R. (2015). Relationships between trait impulsivity and cognitive control: Examining the effect of attention switching on response inhibition and conflict resolution in non- clinical impulsivity. Cognitive Processing, 17(1), 89-103

Leshem, R. (2016). Using Dual Process Models to Examine Impulsivity throughout Neural Maturation. Developmental Neuropsychology, 41(1-2), 125-143

Leshem, R. (2016). Brain Development, Impulsivity, Risky Decision Making, and Cognitive Control: Integrating Cognitive and Socioemotional Processes During Adolescence—An Introduction to the Special Issue. Developmental Neuropsychology, 41(1-2), 1-5

Leshem, R. (2018). Trait Anxiety and Attention: Cognitive Functioning as a Function of Attentional Demands. Current Psychology, 1-13

Leshem, R., & Weisburd, D. (2019). Epigenetics and Hot Spots of Crime: Rethinking the Relationship between Genetics and Criminal Behavior. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 35(2), 186-204

Leshem, R., van Lieshout, P.H.H.M., Ben-David, S., & Ben-David, B.M. (2019). Does emotion matter? The role of alexithymia in violent recidivism: a systematic literature review. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 29, 94-110

Leshem, R., & Yefet, M. (2019). Does impulsivity converge distinctively with inhibitory control? Disentangling the cold and hot aspects of inhibitory control. Personality and Individual differences, 145, 44-51

De Fano, A., Leshem R., & Ben-Soussan, T.D. (2019). Creating an internal environment of cognitive and psycho-emotional well-being through external movement-based environment: an overview of Quadrato Motor Training. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(12), 2160

Leshem, R. Paoletti, P., Piervincenzi, C., Carducci, F., Mallio, C.A., Errante, Y., Quattrocchi, C.C., & Ben-Soussan, T.D. (2019). Inward versus reward: White matter pathways in extraversion. Personality Neuroscience, 2, 1-9. Cambridge University Press

Menashe, S., Leshem, R., heruti, V., kasirer, A., Iyair, T., & Mashal, N. (2020). Elucidating the role of selective attention, divergent thinking,language abilities, and executive functions in metaphor generation. Neuropsychologia, 142, 107458

Leshem, R., De Fano, A., & Ben-Soussan, T. D. (2020). The Implications of Motor and Cognitive Inhibition for Hot and Cool Executive Functions: The Case of Quadrato Motor Training. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 940 

Leshem, R. & King, R. (2020). The effects of trait impulsivity and callous-unemotional traits on inhibitory control and risky choices among high-risk adolescents. International Journal of Psychology

Leshem, R. (2020). There are more than two sides to antisocial behavior: The Inextricable Link between Hemispheric Specialization and Environment. Symmetry, 12(10), 167

Leshem, R., Icht, M., Bentzur, R., & Ben-David, B.M (In press). Processing of emotions in speech in forensic patients with schizophrenia :
Impairments in identification, selective attention, and integration of speech channels
Frontiers in Psychiatry



- Neuro-criminology: brain mechanisms underlying emotional and cognitive functions, particularly attention, language and emotion regulation in the context of behaviors at risk (e.g. crime, violence)


- Developmental aspects of personality traits, especially impulsivity and cognitive functions, including decision-making, behavioral regulation and self-control among adolescents and adults with conduct problems


- Hemispheric specialization and interhemispheric interaction for linguistic and emotional processes in risky behaviors


- Epigenetics and crime





B.A: "Introduction to Psychology",  "Impulsivity, emotional dysregulation and behavioral problems", "Risky decision making among youth at risk", "Personality disorders: Psychopathy and pathological narcissism"


M.A.:  "Violence and delinquency: theoretical and clinical aspects", "Basic concepts in neurocriminology", "Clinical Research Workshop"