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Michael Basso, PhD, ABPP

Michael Basso, PhD, ABPP
Director of Clinical Training
McFarlin Professor of Psychology
College of Arts & Sciences
Psychology
918-631-3151 Lorton Hall Room 307B

Education

PhD – University of Cincinnati MA – Northern Illinois University BS – University of Illinois

Bio

Michael Basso is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist. His research concerns the study of brain-behavior relationships in people with multiple sclerosis or severe mental illness. In particular, he investigates correlates of neuropsychological dysfunction in these disorders. Recent representative publications concern memory remediation in people with multiple sclerosis, and neuropsychological dysfunction in people with major depression. His team is currently investigating a manualized program to treat memory impairment in people with multiple sclerosis, and is conducting experiments involving self-generated learning, risky behaviors, and performance validity testing.

Research Interests

Cognitive impairment and its correlates in people with multiple sclerosis or severe psychiatric illness.
Assessment of performance validity in neuropsychological evaluations.

Teaching Interests

Psychopathology
Clinical Neuropsychology
Intellectual Assessment
Cognitive Psychology
Psychometric Theory

Publications

  • Basso, M. R. & Newman, E. (2000) A Primer of closed head injury sequelae in post traumatic stress disorder. Journal of Personal and Interpersonal Loss, 5, 125-147. [Also reprinted as a book chapter in J. Harvey & B. G. Pauwels (Eds.) Post Traumatic Stress Theory Research and Application, 2000 pp. 26-48, Philadelphia, PA: Taylor Francis].

  • Nelson, A et al. “Subtypes of Social Perception Deficits in Schizophrenia.” Schizophrenia research 94.1-3 (2007): 139–47. Print.

  • Basso, Michael et al. “Self-Generated Learning in People with Multiple Sclerosis: an Extension of Chiaravalloti and DeLuca (2002).” Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology 30.1 (2008): 63–9. Print.

  • Combs, D et al. “Subtypes of Paranoia in a Nonclinical Sample.” Cognitive neuropsychiatry 12.6 (2007): 537–53. Print.

  • Basso, Michael et al. “Comorbid Anxiety Corresponds with Neuropsychological Dysfunction in Unipolar Depression.” Cognitive neuropsychiatry 12.5 (2007): 437–56. Print.

  • Basso, Michael et al. “Self-Reported Executive Dysfunction, Neuropsychological Impairment, and Functional Outcomes in Multiple Sclerosis.” Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology 30.8 (2008): 920–30. Print.

  • Combs, D et al. “Attentional-Shaping as a Means to Improve Emotion Perception Deficits in Schizophrenia.” Schizophrenia research 105.1-3 (2008): 68–77. Print.

  • Combs, D et al. “Attention Shaping as a Means to Improve Emotion Perception Deficits in Outpatients with Schizophrenia and Impaired Controls.” Schizophrenia research 127.1-3 (2011): 151–6. Print.

  • Basso, Michael et al. “Capacity to Make Medical Treatment Decisions in Multiple Sclerosis: a Potentially Remediable Deficit.” Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology 32.10 (2010): 1050–61. Print.

  • Basso, Michael et al. “Neuropsychological Impairment and Psychosis in Mania.” Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology 31.5 (2009): 523–32. Print.

  • Estevis, E, Michael Basso, and D Combs. “Effects of Practice on the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-IV across 3- and 6-Month Intervals.” The Clinical neuropsychologist 26.2 (2012): 239–54. Print.

  • Weber, E et al. “Self-Generation Enhances Verbal Recall in Individuals Infected with HIV.” Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS 18.1 (2012): 128–33. Print.

  • Miller, A et al. “Pain Is Associated with Prospective Memory Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis.” Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology 36.8 (2014): 887–96. Print.

  • Billingsley-Marshall, R et al. “Executive Function in Eating Disorders: the Role of State Anxiety.” The International journal of eating disorders 46.4 (2013): 316–21. Print.

  • Combs, D et al. “Social Cognition and Social Functioning in Nonclinical Paranoia.” Cognitive neuropsychiatry 18.6 (2013): 531–48. Print.

  • Baughman, B et al. “Staying on the Job: The Relationship between Work Performance and Cognition in Individuals Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.” Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology 37.6 (2015): 630–40. Print.

  • Whiteside, D et al. “Verbal Fluency: Language or Executive Function Measure?” Applied neuropsychology. Adult (2015): 1–6. Print.

  • Combs, D et al. “Remediation of Emotion Perception Deficits in Schizophrenia: the Use of Attentional Prompts.” Schizophrenia research 87.1-3 (2006): 340–1. Print.

  • Combs, D et al. “Stability and Generalization of Social Cognition and Interaction Training (SCIT) for Schizophrenia: Six-Month Follow-up Results.” Schizophrenia research 112.1-3 (2009): 196–7. Print.

  • Combs, D et al. “An Examination of Social Cognition, Neurocognition, and Symptoms as Predictors of Social Functioning in Schizophrenia.” Schizophrenia research 128.1-3 (2011): 177–8. Print.

Courses Taught

  • Clinical Assessment: Intellectual
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Clinical Psychology Internship

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association
  • International Neuropsychological Society

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow
  • Medicine Wheel Award
  • Nelson Butters Award
  • Phillip Rennick Award