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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 Website 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

Journal Articles

  • Reynolds, B., M. Basso, A. Miller, D. Whiteside, and D. Combs. Executive Function, Impulsivity, and Risky Behaviors in Young Adults. Vol. 33, Neuropsychology, 2019, pp. 212-21.
  • Mulligan, R., M. Basso, L. Lau, B. Reynolds, D. Whiteside, D. Combs, and R. Bornstein. Validity of the Verbal Concept Attainment Test in Multiple Sclerosis. Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, 2019, pp. 1-10.
  • Persinger, V., D. Whiteside, L. Bobova, S. Saigal, M. Vannucci, and M. Basso. Using the California Verbal Learning Test, Second Edition As an Embedded Performance Validity Measure Among Individuals With TBI and Individuals With Psychiatric Disorders. Vol. 32, The Clinical neuropsychologist, 2018, pp. 1039-53.
  • Whiteside, D., K. Caraher, A. Hahn-Ketter, O. Gaasedelen, and M. Basso. Classification Accuracy of Individual and Combined Executive Functioning Embedded Performance Validity Measures in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Applied neuropsychology. Adult, 2018, pp. 1-10.
  • Lau, L., M. Basso, E. Estevis, A. Miller, D. Whiteside, D. Combs, and T. Arentsen. Detecting Coached Neuropsychological Dysfunction: A Simulation Experiment Regarding Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Vol. 31, The Clinical neuropsychologist, 2017, pp. 1412-31.
  • Tracy, V., M. Basso, D. Marson, D. Combs, and D. Whiteside. Capacity for Financial Decision Making in Multiple Sclerosis. Vol. 39, Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, 2017, pp. 46-57.
  • Whiteside, D., O. Gaasedelen, A. Hahn-Ketter, H. Luu, M. Miller, V. Persinger, L. Rice, and M. Basso. Derivation of a Cross-Domain Embedded Performance Validity Measure in Traumatic Brain Injury. Vol. 29, The Clinical neuropsychologist, 2015, pp. 788-03.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Combs, D., D. Penn, C. Michael, M. Basso, R. Wiedeman, M. Siebenmorgan, J. Tiegreen, and D. Chapman. Perceptions of Hostility by Persons With and Without Persecutory Delusions. Vol. 14, Cognitive neuropsychiatry, 2009, pp. 30-52.
  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Basso, M., N. Lowery, C. Ghormley, D. Combs, and J. Johnson. Self-Generated Learning in People With Multiple Sclerosis. Vol. 12, Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS, 2006, pp. 640-8.
  • Combs, D., S. Adams, C. Michael, D. Penn, M. Basso, and W. Gouvier. The Conviction of Delusional Beliefs Scale: Reliability and Validity. Vol. 86, Schizophrenia research, 2006, pp. 80-8.
  • Combs, D., S. Adams, T. Wood, M. Basso, and W. Gouvier. Informed Consent in Schizophrenia: The Use of Cues in the Assessment of Understanding. Vol. 77, Schizophrenia research, 2005, pp. 59-63.
  • Bagby, R., M. Marshall, M. Basso, R. Nicholson, J. Bacchiochi, and L. Miller. Distinguishing Bipolar Depression, Major Depression, and Schizophrenia With the MMPI-2 Clinical and Content Scales. Vol. 84, Journal of personality assessment, 2005, pp. 89-95.
  • Basso, M., and N. Lowery. Global-Local Visual Biases Correspond With Visual-Spatial Orientation. Vol. 26, Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, 2004, pp. 24-30.
  • Basso, M., and R. Bornstein. Effects of past Noninjection Drug Abuse Upon Executive Function and Working Memory in HIV Infection. Vol. 25, Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, 2003, pp. 893-0.
  • Basso, M., F. Carona, N. Lowery, and B. Axelrod. Practice Effects on the WAIS-III across 3- and 6-Month Intervals. Vol. 16, The Clinical neuropsychologist, 2002, pp. 57-63.
  • Basso, M., N. Lowery, J. Neel, R. Purdie, and R. Bornstein. Neuropsychological Impairment Among Manic, Depressed, and Mixed-Episode Inpatients With Bipolar Disorder. Vol. 16, Neuropsychology, 2002, pp. 84-91.
  • Basso, M., N. Lowery, C. Ghormley, and R. Bornstein. Practice Effects on the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test-64 Card Version across 12 Months. Vol. 15, The Clinical neuropsychologist, 2001, pp. 471-8.
  • Basso, M., R. Bornstein, F. Carona, and R. Morton. Depression Accounts for Executive Function Deficits in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Vol. 14, Neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology, and behavioral neurology, 2001, pp. 241-5.
  • 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].

  • Basso, M., R. Bornstein, B. Roper, and V. McCoy. Limited Accuracy of Premorbid Intelligence Estimators: A Demonstration of Regression to the Mean. Vol. 14, The Clinical neuropsychologist, 2000, pp. 325-40.
  • Snitz, B., L. Bieliauskas, A. Crossland, M. Basso, and B. Roper. PPVT-R As an Estimate of Premorbid Intelligence in Older Adults. Vol. 14, The Clinical neuropsychologist, 2000, pp. 181-6.
  • Basso, M., K. Harrington, M. Matson, and N. Lowery. Sex Differences on the WMS-III: Findings Concerning Verbal Paired Associates and Faces. Vol. 14, The Clinical neuropsychologist, 2000, pp. 231-5.
  • Basso, M., and R. Bornstein. Estimated Premorbid Intelligence Mediates Neurobehavioral Change in Individuals Infected With HIV across 12 Months. Vol. 22, Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, 2000, pp. 208-18.
  • Basso, M., and R. Bornstein. Effects of Immunosuppression and Disease Severity Upon Neuropsychological Function in HIV Infection. Vol. 22, Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, 2000, pp. 104-14.
  • Basso, M., and R. Bornstein. Neurobehavioural Consequences of Substance Abuse and HIV Infection. Vol. 14, Journal of psychopharmacology (Oxford, England), 2000, pp. 228-37.
  • Basso, M., and R. Bornstein. Relative Memory Deficits in Recurrent Versus First-Episode Major Depression on a Word-List Learning Task. Vol. 13, Neuropsychology, 1999, pp. 557-63.
  • Basso, M., R. Bornstein, and J. Lang. Practice Effects on Commonly Used Measures of Executive Function across Twelve Months. Vol. 13, The Clinical neuropsychologist, 1999, pp. 283-92.
  • Bartolic, E., M. Basso, B. Schefft, T. Glauser, and M. Titanic-Schefft. Effects of Experimentally-Induced Emotional States on Frontal Lobe Cognitive Task Performance. Vol. 37, Neuropsychologia, 1999, pp. 677-83.
  • Basso, M., and R. Bornstein. Neuropsychological Deficits in Psychotic Versus Nonpsychotic Unipolar Depression. Vol. 13, Neuropsychology, 1999, pp. 69-75.
  • Basso, M., H. Nasrallah, S. Olson, and R. Bornstein. Neuropsychological Correlates of Negative, Disorganized and Psychotic Symptoms in Schizophrenia. Vol. 31, Schizophrenia research, 1998, pp. 99-111.
  • Basso, M., H. Nasrallah, S. Olson, and R. Bornstein. Cognitive Deficits Distinguish Patients With Adolescent- and Adult-Onset Schizophrenia. Vol. 10, Neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology, and behavioral neurology, 1997, pp. 107-12.
  • Basso, M., S. Beason-Hazen, J. Lynn, K. Rammohan, and R. Bornstein. Screening for Cognitive Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis. Vol. 53, Archives of neurology, 1996, pp. 980-4.
  • Basso, M., B. Schefft, M. Ris, and W. Dember. Mood and Global-Local Visual Processing. Vol. 2, Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS, 1996, pp. 249-55.
  • Basso, M., B. Schefft, and R. Hoffmann. Mood-Moderating Effects of Affect Intensity on Cognition: Sometimes Euphoria Is Not Beneficial and Dysphoria Is Not Detrimental. Vol. 66, Journal of personality and social psychology, 1994, pp. 363-8.

Other

  • 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.

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

Courses Taught

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

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association
  • International Neuropsychological Society

Awards & Honors

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