shutterstock_133717868An aberrant neural response to rewards has been implicated in the development of anxiety disorders and depression. Most supporting studies have focused on brain activity to monetary rewards, and few have tested different modalities of reward (e.g., social reward) that may be more salient to particular groups (e.g., teenagers) and forms of psychopathology (e.g., depression, social anxiety). Across multiple independent samples, we are currently testing a novel paradigm comprised of monetary and social feedback tasks that are matched in trial structure, timing, and feedback stimuli while brain activity is recorded using EEG/ERPs and fMRI. We will compare brain activity to monetary and social reward and examine whether they demonstrate overlapping or unique relationships with multiple measures of psychopathology and risk for psychopathology.