Dr. Leshem Rotem

Dr. Rotem Leshem
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-Verlag.


Publications in Refereed Journal


 Leshem, R., & Weisburd, D. (2019). Epigenetics and Hot Spots of Crime: Rethinking the               Relationship Between Genetics and Criminal Behavior. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 1-19.

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, 44-5.

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, 1-17.

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

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

Leshem, R., Armoni-Sivan, R., & Arzouan, Y. (2015). Lateralized effects of sad prosody on word 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. (2013). The effects of attention on ear advantages in dichotic-listening to word and affects. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 25, 932-940.

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.




- 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",  "Experience in research"


M.A.:  "Violence and delinquency: theoretical and clinical aspects", "Basic concepts in neurocriminology", "Clinical Research Workshop", "Impulsivity, emotional dysregulation and behavioral problems", "Risky decision making among youth at risk."