Dr. Gotlib's current interests include:
- social, cognitive, and biological factors in affective disorders;
- neural and cognitive processing of emotional stimuli and reward by depressed persons;
- behavioral activation and anhedonia in depression;
- social, emotional, and biological risk factors for depression in children.
In his research, Dr. Gotlib examines information-processing approaches to the study of the cognitive functioning of depressed and anxious children, adolescents, and adults, and the biological, emotional, and behavioral functioning of children of depressed mothers.