Laboratory for the Psychology

of Child Development

and Education

Ania Aïte
Ania Aïte

Ania Aïte
Ania Aïte

Ania Aïte
Ania Aïte


Ania Aïte (PhD)

Ania has been recruited as an associate professor in developmental psychology at the Institute of Psychology at the University of Paris (Paris Descartes) in 2015.  After graduating in Neuropsychology in 2010 she conducted her PhD at the LaPsyDÉ under the supervision of Sylvain Moutier and Mathieu Cassotti in 2013. She then carried out a one-year post-doctorate at the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California under the supervision of Antonio and Hanna Damasio. Her current research focuses on the development of perspective-taking abilities in children and adolescents. She is particularly interested in the role of inhibitory control as well as the influence of emotions and social context on these perspective abilities.


She has been the co-head of the training center for school psychologists since 2018 and the co-head of DEV Master since 2020.




Aite, A., Houdé, O., & Borst, G. (2018). Stop in the name of lies: The cost of blocking the truth to deceive. Consciousness and Cognition.

Aïte, A., Cassotti, M., Linzarini, A., Osmont, A., Houdé, O., & Borst, G. (2018). Adolescents’ inhibitory control: Keep it cool or lose control. Developmental Science, 21(1), doi: 10.1111/desc.12491.

*These authors contributed equally.


Bonnaire, C., Barrault, S., Aïte, A., Cassotti, M., Moutier, S., & Varescon, I. (2017). Relationship between pathological gambling, alexithymia, and gambling type. The American journal on addictions, 26(2), 152-160.



Aïte, A., Berthoz, A., Vidal, J., Roell, M., Zaoui, M., Houdé, O., & Borst, G. (2016).Taking a third-person perspective requires inhibitory control: Evidence from a developmental negative priming study. Child Development, 87, 1825-1840. 


Borst, G., Aïte, A., & Houdé, O. (2015). Inhibition of misleading heuristics as a core mechanism for typical cognitive development: Evidence from behavioral and brain-imaging studies. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 57(s2), 21-25.



Aïte, A., Barrault, S., Cassotti, M., Borst, G., Bonnaire, C., Houdé, O., Varescon, I., & Moutier, S. (2014). The impact of alexithymia in pathological gamblers' decision-making skills: A preliminary study on pathological gamblers recruited in an ecological setting. Cognitive Behavioral Neurology, 27, 59-67.


Cassotti, M., Aïte, A., Osmont, A., Houdé, O., & Borst, G. (2014). What have we learned about the processes involved in the Iowa Gambling Task from developmental studies? Frontiers in Psychology, 5:915. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00915.



Aïte, A., Borst, G., Moutier, S., Varescon, I., Brown, I., Houdé, O., & Cassotti, M. (2013). Impact of emotional context congruency on decision making under ambiguity. Emotion, 13, 177-182.



Aïte, A., Cassotti, M., Rossi, S., Poirel, N., Lubin, A., Houdé, O., & Moutier, S. (2012) Is human decision-making under ambiguity guided by loss frequency regardless of the costs? A developmental study using the Soochow Gambling Task. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 113, 286–294.


Cassotti, M., Habib, M., Poirel, N.,  Aïte, A., Houdé, O., & Moutier, S. (2012). Positive emotional context eliminates framing effect in decision making. Emotion, 12, 926-931.