Dr. Erika Forbes Elected as Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science

Erika Forbes, PhD has been elected as a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Fellow status is awarded to APS members who have made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or application. Dr. Forbes is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Affective Neuroscience and Developmental Psychopathology Laboratory. 

An expert in the area of the reward-related brain function in depression, Dr. Forbes’ research focuses on the role of reward function in the development of adolescent depression. She employs methods, including fMRI, behavior observation, and ecological momentary assessment to examine neurobehavioral aspects of positive affect and reward processing in the development of depression in young people. Her work has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Drug Addiction, the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (formerly NARSAD), the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation, and the National Science Foundation. In 2015, Dr. Forbes was presented with the Eva King Killam Research Award for Translational Neuroscience by the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology in recognition of her outstanding translational research contributions to the field of neuropsychopharmacology. Dr. Forbes also directs the R25-funded Career Development Institute in Psychiatry, a training program to help promising young scientists launch their careers in clinical neuroscience.

APS considers members for Fellow candidacy following 10 years of outstanding postdoctoral scientific contribution. As the leading international organization dedicated to advancing scientific psychology across disciplinary and geographic borders, APS has more than 30,000 members from more than 80 countries.