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
Education & Training
- PhD, 2003, University of Pittsburgh, Psychology