Laboratory for the Psychology

of Child Development

and Education

Mathieu Cassotti (Pr)

Mathieu is a full Professor of developmental psychology since 2017. He is a junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France and the adjunct director of the Psychology department at Paris Descartes University. He is also the co-head of the DEVMaster. He obtained is PhD in Psychology in 2010 (Paris Descartes University). He was a postdoctoral fellow at Mines ParisTech from 2010 to 2011 before being hired as an associate Professor at Paris Descartes university in 2011. His  project aim at investigating the role of executive processes and of the socio-emotional context in the development of decision-making and creativity. More specifically, his research seek to provide a better understanding of how children, adolescents and adults make decisions in uncertain situations and how they generate new solutions to a problem in unknown environments. 

Contact: mathieu.cassotti@parisdescartes.fr

PUBLICATIONS

In press

Camarda, A., Borst, B., Agogué, M., Habib, M., Weil, B., Houdé, O., & Cassotti, M. (2017). Do we need inhibitory control to be creative? Evidence from a dual-task paradigm. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts (in press).

Camarda, A., Salvia, E., Vidal, J., Poirel, N., Weil, B., Houdé, O., Borst, G., & Cassotti, M. (2018). Neural basis of functional fixedness during creative idea generation: an EEG study. Neuropsychologia (in press).

2018

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.

2017

Ezzat, H., Camarda, A., Cassotti, M., Agogué, M., Houdé, O., Weil, B., & Le Masson, P. (2017). How minimal executive feedback influences creative idea generation. Plos One, 12(6):e0180458. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0180458.

Osmont, A., Moutier, S., Simon, G., Bouhours, L., Houdé, O., & Cassotti, M. (2017). How Does Explicit Versus Implicit Risk Information Influence Adolescent Risk‐Taking Engagement?. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 30(5), 1093-1103.

2016

Cassotti, M., Agogué, M., Camarda, A., Houdé, O., & Borst, G. (2016). Inhibitory control as a core process of creative problem solving and ideas generation from childhood to adulthood. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 151, 61-72.

 

Cassotti, M., Camarda, A., Poirel, N., Houdé, O., & Agogué, M. (2016). Fixation effect in creative ideas generation: Opposite impacts of example in children and adults. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 19, 146-152.

2015

Agogué, M., Le Masson, P., Dalmasso, C., Houdé, O., & Cassotti, M. (2015). Resisting classical solutions: The creative mind of industrial designers and engineers. Psychology of the Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts, 9, 313-318.

 

Habib, M., Borst, G., Poirel, N., Houdé, O., Moutier, S., & Cassotti, M. (2015). Socio-emotional context and adolescents’ decision making: The experience of regret and relief after social comparison. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 25, 81-91.

 

Habib, M., Cassotti, M., Moutier, S., Houdé, O., & Borst, G. (2015). Fear and anger have opposite effects on risk seeking in the gain frame. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:253. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00253

Mevel, K., Poirel, N., Rossi, S., Cassotti, M., Simon, G., Houdé, O., & De Neys, W. (2015). Bias detection: Response confidence evidence for conflict sensitivity in the ratio bias task. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 27, 227-237.

 

Osmont, A*., Cassotti, M*., Agogué, M., Houdé, O., & Moutier, S. (2014). Does ambiguity aversion influence the framing effect during decision making? Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 22, 572-577.

 

Rossi, S., Cassotti, M., Moutier, S., Delcroix, N., & Houdé, O. (2015). Helping reasoners succeed in the Wason selection task. PloS ONE, 10(4):e0123024. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123024.

 

*These authors contributed equally.

 

2014

Agogué, M., Kazakçi, A., Hatchuel, A., Le Masson, P., Weil, B., Poirel, N., & Cassotti, M. (2014). The impact of type of examples on originality: Explaining fixation and stimulation effects. The Journal of Creative Behavior, 48, 1-12.

 

Agogué, M., Poirel, N., Pineau, A., Houdé, O., & Cassotti, M. (2014). The impact of age and training on creativity: a design-theory approach to study fixation effects. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 11, 33-41.

 

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 and 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 (IGT) from developmental studies? Frontiers in Psychology, section Decision Neuroscience, 5:915. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00915.

 

*These authors contributed equally.

2013

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.

 

Beaucousin, V., Simon, G., Cassotti, M., Pineau, A., Houdé, O., & Poirel, N. (2013). Global interference during early visual processing: ERP evidence from a rapid global/local selective task. Frontiers in psychology, 4:539. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00539.

Borst, G., Poirel, N., Pineau, A., Cassotti, M., & Houdé, O. (2013). Inhibitory control efficiency in a Piaget-like class-inclusion task in school-age children and adults: A developmental negative priming study. Developmental Psychology, 49, 1366-1374.

2012

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.

Borst, G., Poirel, N., Pineau, A., Cassotti, M., & Houdé, O. (2012). Inhibitory control in number-conservation and class-inclusion tasks: A neo-Piagetian inter-tasks priming study. Cognitive Development, 27, 283-298.

 

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

 

Habib, M., Cassotti, M., Borst, G., Simon, G., Pineau, A., Houdé, O., & Moutier, S. (2012). Counterfactually mediated emotions: A developmental study of regret and relief in a probabilistic gambling task. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 112, 265-274.

 

Poirel, N.*, Borst, G.*, Simon, G., Rossi, S., Cassotti, M., Pineau, A., & Houdé, O. (2012). Number conservation is related to children's prefrontal inhibitory control: An fMRI study of a Piagetian task. PLoS ONE 7(7): e40802. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0040802

 

Poirel, N., Cassotti, M., Pineau, A., & Houdé, O. (2012). Pleasant emotion leads young children to see an adult like global world. Cognition and Emotion, 26, 186-191.

*These authors contributed equally.

2011

Beaucousin, V., Cassotti, M., Simon, G., Pineau, A., Kostova, M., Houdé, O., & Poirel, N. (2011). ERP evidence of a meaningfulness impact on visual global/local processing: When meaning captures attention. Neuropsychologia, 49, 1258-1266.

 

Cassotti, M., Houdé, O., & Moutier, S. (2011). Developmental changes of win-stay and loss-shift strategies in decision making. Child Neuropsychology, 17, 400-411.

 

Poirel, N., Simon, G., Cassotti, M., Leroux, G., Perchey, G., Lanoë, C., Lubin, A., Turbelin, M.-R., Rossi, S., Pineau, A., & Houdé, O. (2011). The shift from local to global visual processing in 6-year-old children is associated with grey matter loss. PLoS ONE, 6(6): e20879. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020879

2010

Cassotti, M., & Moutier, S. (2010). How to explain receptivity to conjunction fallacy inhibition training: evidence from the Iowa Gambling Task, Brain and cognition, 72, 378-384.