LEAD Graduate School & Research Network

Dr. Aiste Jusyte

Junior Research Group Leader Intersection 3

Main Research Interests

Aiste Jusyte is a clinical psychologist who joined LEAD as junior research group leader for the Intersection 3 (Mental Disorders, Learning, and School). Her main research interests revolve around the investigation of Social Information Processing (SIP). As a clinical psychologist, she is particularly curious about the relationship between SIP deficits and their link to psychopathology.

In her previous projects, she examined how disruptions in SIP contribute to the emergence and maintenance of disorders from the externalizing (antisocial personality and conduct disorder, ADHD, psychopathy) as well as internalizing (depression, anxiety) spectrum. She is particularly interested in the investigation of perceptual, cognitive and neural risk factors associated with the emergence of aggressive behavior in different developmental stages, their link to academic success, and the development of novel intervention strategies.

In 2013, Aiste Jusyte won the Hermann Witter Award of the Southwest German Academy of Forensic Psychiatry for a talk which she gave at the Third Symposium for Empirical Research in Forensic Psychiatry, Psychology and Psychotherapy (EFPPP).


Research Projects within LEAD

Aiste Jusyte is interested in the adaptation of novel experimental paradigms in order to investigate the following issues:

Methodological Approach

Relevant Publications


  • Jusyte, A. & Schönenberg, M. (in press). Impaired Social Cognition in Violent Offenders: Perceptual Deficit or Cognitive Bias? European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience.
  • Jusyte, A., Pfister, R., Mayer, S. V., Schwarz, K. A., Wirth, R., Kunde, W. & Schönenberg, M. (in press). Smooth criminal: Convicted rule-breakers show reduced cognitive
    conflict during deliberate rule violations. Psychological Research. DOI: 10.1007/s00426-016-0798-6.

  • Jusyte, A., Mayer, S.V., Künzel, E., Hautzinger, M. & Schönenberg, M. (2015). Unemotional traits predict early processing deficit for fearful expressions in young violent
    offenders: an investigation using continuous flash suppression. Psychological Medicine, 45, 285-97. DOI: 10.1017/S0033291714001287.

  • Schönenberg, M., Schneidt, A.,Wiedemann, E. & Jusyte, A. (2015). Processing of Dynamic Affective Information in Adults With ADHD. Advance online publication. Journal of Attention Disorders. DOI: 10.1177/1087054715577992

  • Schönenberg, M. & Jusyte, A. (2014). Blinded by rage? An investigation of the hostility bias towards ambiguous facial cues in antisocial violent offenders. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 264, 61-96. DOI: 10.1007/s00406-013-0440-1.

  • Full publication record of Aiste Jusyte.