2018 and In Press

Woods, B.K., Forbes, E.E., Sheeber, L.S., Allen, N.B., Silk, J.S., Jones, N., & Morgan, J.K. (in press). Positive affect between Close Friends: Brain-behavior associations during adolescence. Social Neuroscience.

Morgan, J.K., Silk, J.S., Woods, B.K., & Forbes, E.E. (in press). Differential neural responding to affective stimuli in 6- to 8-year old children at high familial risk for depression: Associations with behavioral reward seeking.Journal of Affective Disorders. Full Text

Ambrosia, M., Eckstrand, K.L., Morgan, J.K., Allen, N.B., Sheeber, L., Silk, J.S., Forbes, E.E. (2018). Temptations of friends: Adolescents’ neural and behavioral response to best friends predicts risky behavior. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 13, 483-491. Full Text

Griffith, J.M., Silk, J.S., Oppenheimer, C.W., Morgan, J.K., Ladouceur, C.D., Forbes, E.E., & Dahl, R.E. (2018).  Maternal affective expression and adolescents’ subjective experience of positive affect in natural settings. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 28, 537-550. Full Text



Morgan, J.K., Shaw, D.S., Jacobs, R.H., Romens, S.E., Sitnick, S.L., & Forbes, E.E. (2017). Effect of maternal rumination and disengagement during childhood on offspring neural response to reward in late adolescence. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 262, 32-38. Full Text

Morgan, J.K., Lee, G.E., Wright, A.G.C., Gilchrist, D.E., Forbes, E.E., McMakin, D.L., Dahl, R.E., Ladouceur, C.D., Ryan, N.D., & Silk, J.S. (2017). Altered positive affect in clinically anxious youth: The role of social context and anxiety subtype. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 45, 1461-1472. Full Text

Morgan, J.K., Guo, C., Moses-Kolko, E.L., Phillips, M.L., Stepp, S.D., & Hipwell, A.E. (2017). Postpartum depressive symptoms moderate the link between mothers’ neural response to positive faces in reward and social regions and observed caregiving. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12, 1605-1611. Full Text

Morgan, J.K. & Forbes, E.E. (2017). Depression in childhood: Psychological factors. In A. Wentzel (Ed.).SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology.

Morgan, J.K. & Woods, B.K. (2017). Depression in childhood: Lifespan Perspectives. In A. Wentzel (Ed.).SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology.


Morgan, J.K., Shaw, D.S., Olino, T.M., Musselman, S.C., Kurapati, N.T., & Forbes, E.E. (2016). History of depression and frontostriatal connectivity during reward processing in late adolescent boys. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 45. Full Text


Morgan, J.K., Ambrosia, M., Forbes, E.E., Cyranowski, J.M., Amole, M.C., Silk, J.S., Elliott, R.D., & Swartz, H.A. (2015). Maternal response to child affect: Role of maternal depression and relationship quality. Journal of Affective Disorders, 187, 106-113. Full Text

Morgan, J.K., Shaw, D.S, & Forbes, E.E. (2015). Fearfulness moderates the link between childhood social withdrawal and adolescent reward response. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10, 761-768. Full Text


Morgan, J.K., Shaw, D.S., & Forbes, E.E. (2014). Maternal depression and warmth during childhood predict age 20 neural response to reward. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 53, 108-117. Full Text

Olino, T.M., McMakin, D.L., Morgan, J.K., Silk, J.S., Birmaher, B., Axelson, D.A., Williamson, D. E., Dahl, R.E., Ryan, N. D., & Forbes, E.E. (2014). Reduced reward anticipation in youth at high-risk for unipolar depression. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 8, 55-64. Full Text

Tan, P.Z., Lee, K.H., Dahl, R.E., Nelson, E.E., Stroud, L.J., Siegle, G.J., Morgan, J.K., Silk, J.S. (2014).  Associations between maternal negative affect and adolescent’s neural response to peer evaluation. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 8, 28-39. Full Text

Healey, K.L., Morgan, J.K., Musselman, S.C., Olino, T.M., & Forbes. E.E. (2014). Social anhedonia and medial prefrontal response to mutual liking in late adolescents. Brain & Cognition, 89, 39-50. Full Text

Morgan, J.K., Izard, C.E., & Hyde, C. (2014). Emotional reactivity and regulation in Head Start children: Links to ecologically valid behaviors and internalizing problems.  Social Development, 23, 250-266. Full Text


Morgan, J. K., Olino, T. M., McMakin, D. M., Ryan, N., & Forbes, E. E. (2013). Neural response to reward as a predictor of increases in depressive symptoms in adolescence. Neurobiology of Disease, 52, 66-74. Full Text

Morgan, J. K., Shaw, D. S., & Forbes, E. E. (2013). Physiological and behavioral responses in social contexts as predictors of the development of adolescent depression in high-risk boys. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42, 1117-1127. Full Text


2012 and Earlier

Izard, C.E., Trentacosta, C. J., King, K.A., Morgan, J. K., and Diaz, M. (2007). Emotions, emotionality, and intelligence in the development of adaptive behavior. In G. Matthews, M. Zeidner, and R. Roberts (Eds.),Science of Emotional Intelligence: Knowns and Unknowns (pp. 127-150). Cambridge, MA: Oxford University Press. Full Text

Izard, C. E., King, K. A., Trentacosta, C. J., Morgan, J. K., Laurenceau, J., Krauthamer-Ewing, E. S., & Finlon, K.  (2008). Accelerating the development of emotion competence in Head Start children: Effects on adaptive and maladaptive behavior. Development and Psychopathology, 20, 369-397. Full Text

Morgan, J.K., Izard, C.E., & King, K.A. (2010). Construct validity of the Emotion Matching Task: Evidence for convergent and criterion validity of a new emotion knowledge task. Social Development, 52-70. Full Text

Morgan, J. K., Shaw, D. S., & Olino, T. (2012). Differential susceptibility effects: The interaction of negative emotionality and sibling relationship quality on childhood internalizing problems and social skills. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 40, 885-899. Full Text