Michael J Selby

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Previous assessment of memory function in multiple sclerosis patients has yielded mixed findings regarding the type and severity of memory deficits, which may be due to (1) differential selection of scales for memory assessment; (2) limited, inconsistent or weak reliability and validity data for the memory scales employed; (3) poor standardization(More)
The present study examined differences in neuropsychological performance among chronic cocaine, alcohol, and polysubstance abusers. A comprehensive neuropsychological battery was completed by 355 incarcerated adult male felons who were classified by DSM-IV criteria into four subgroups: (1) alcohol dependence or abuse (ETOH) (n = 101), (2) cocaine dependence(More)
The assessment of violence potential was studied using the following scales: The Novaco Anger Inventory, the Buss-Durkee Hostility Inventory, the MMPI Hostility Control Scale (Hc), the MMPI Overt Hostility Scale (Ho), and the Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale. The five measures were evaluated for their ability to discriminate between violent and(More)
We characterize the exchange of financial claims from risky swaps. These transfers are among three groups: shareholders, debtholders, and the swap counterparty. From this analysis we derive equilibrium swap rates and relate them to debt market spreads. We then show that equilibrium swaps in perfect markets transfer wealth from shareholders to debtholders.(More)
The effects of interferon Beta 1-b (Betaseron) on verbal memory functioning was examined in 167 patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis and 112 matched normal controls. Subjects were administered 10 verbal memory tests from the Memory Assessment Scales and the Verbal subtests from the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale. Analysis showed subjects(More)
The relationship between gender identity and psychological adjustment has long been investigated, but it is only in the 21 st century that gender identity has been examined as a multi-faceted construct. According to Egan and Perry (2001), there are five dimensions comprising a person's gender identity and they have demonstrated a significant relationship(More)
In our technologically ever-advancing world, cell phones can either help us remain socially connected or can contribute to social isolation by substituting for face-to-face contact. This study examines the levels of social isolation in terms of the state of loneliness and trait of shyness and their correlations with academic achievement in 206 community(More)
Throughout history in the United States, the African American community has consistently been the victim of social policies put in place to disenfranchise this With a longstanding presence of systemic racism and discrimination, the criminal justice system and the dominant culture continues to pathologize this minority group and advocate for increased(More)
Self-compassion denotes a compassionate and empathic attitude toward oneself (Neff, 2003b). In the past decade, the Self-Compassion Scale (SCS) has been used to measure self-compassion in individuals and its effects on social, psychological, and physiological functioning. While many studies have found positive effects of high self-compassion showing promise(More)