Depression, Developmental Psychopathology, Statistical Methods, Neurobiology, Reward Function


Thomas M. Olino, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Clinical area of the Psychology department at Temple University. He completed his B.S. in Biology & Society and Human Development from Cornell University. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Stony Brook University with a minor in Quantitative Methods. He completed his clinical internship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Olino was previously Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. Most generally, Dr. Olino is interested in the etiology of depression, thus, his work includes investigations across multiple candidate processes. His principal interests within this area are concerned with diminished anticipation of and responses to rewards (i.e., anhedonia) as a potential marker of risk for depression.

This work is informed through the use of multiple measurement strategies, including self-report, behavioral assessments, and functional MRI methods. Dr. Olino is also interested in how adolescent development interacts with specific risk factors to increase the likelihood of developing depression. His current work is supported by the National Institute of Mental Health. He a member of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, Society of Research of Psychopathology, International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Society for Research in Child Development, and the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

  • Olino, T.M., Bufferd, S.J., Dougherty, L.R., Dyson, M.W., Carlson, G.A., & Klein, D.N. (in press). The development of latent dimensions of psychopathology across early childhood: Stability of dimensions and moderators of change. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.
  • Olino, T.M., Benini, L., Icenogle, G., Wilson, S., Klein, D.N., Seeley, J.R., & Lewinsohn, P.M. (in press). Is the assessment of personality comparable in persons who have and have not experienced depressive, anxiety, and substance use disorders? An examination of measurement invariance. Assessment.
  • Olino, T.M., McMakin, D.L., Forbes, E.E. (2018). Towards an empirical multidimensional structure of anhedonia, reward sensitivity, and positive emotionality: An exploratory factor analytic study. Assessment, 25, 679-690.
  • Olino, T.M.,, Finsaas, M., Dougherty, L.R., & Klein, D.N. (2018). Is Parent-child disagreement on child anxiety explained by differences in measurement properties? An Examination of measurement invariance across informants and time. Frontiers in Psychology, 9:1295. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01295.
  • Olino, T.M., Horton, L.E., Versella, M.V. (2016). A Comparison of psychometric and convergent validity for 
  • social anhedonia and social closeness. Psychological Assessment, 28, 1465-1474.
  • Olino, T.M., Silk, J.S., Osterritter, C., & Forbes, E.E. (2015). Social reward in youth at-risk for depression: A preliminary investigation of subjective and neural differences. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 25, 711-721.
  • 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: A preliminary study. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 8, 55-64.
  • Olino, T.M., McMakin, D.L., Dahl, R.E., Ryan, N.D., Birmaher, B., Axelson, D., & Forbes, E.E. (2011). "I won, but I’m not getting my hopes up": Depression moderates the relationship between winning and reward anticipation. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 194, 393-395. 

Courses Taught

  • Survey in Multivariate Methods
  • Structural Equation Modeling
  • Clinical Supervision