Erika E. Forbes, PhD
Dr. Forbes' research addresses the regulation and dysregulation of positive affect and the processing of reward in childhood depression. Her current project involves a study of low activation of in reward-related brain areas, low subjective experience of positive affect in natural settings as measured by ecological momentary assessment, and the relationship of the fMRI-revealed brain activation to seeking and experiencing positive affects in natural settings.
- Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
- PhD, 2003, University of Pittsburgh, Psychology
- Troxel W. M., Trentacosta C. J., Forbes E. E., Campbell S. B. (2013). Negative emotionality moderates associations among attachment, toddler sleep, and later problem behaviors. J Fam Psychol, 27(1), 127-136. doi: 10.1037/a0031149
- Farris C., Akers A. Y., Downs J. S., Forbes E. E. (2013). Translational research applications for the study of adolescent sexual decision making. Clin Transl Sci, 6(1), 78-81. doi: 10.1111/cts.12038
- Mullin B. C., Phillips M. L., Siegle G. J., Buysse D. J., Forbes E. E., Franzen P. L. (2013). Sleep deprivation amplifies striatal activation to monetary reward. Psychol Med, 4, 1-11.
- Morgan J. K., Shaw D. S., Forbes E. E. (2012). Physiological and behavioral engagement in social contexts as predictors of adolescent depressive symptoms. J Youth Adolesc. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10964-012-9815-2 [Epub ahead of print]
- Hasler B. P., Dahl R. E., Holm S. M., Jakubcak J. L., Ryan N. D., Silk J. S., Phillips M. L., Forbes E. E. (2012). Weekend-weekday advances in sleep timing are associated with altered reward-related brain function in healthy adolescents. Biol Psychol, 91(3), 334-341. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2012.08.008