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10/19/2015· Neuropsychology

The Underidentification of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Professional Sports

By: Dr. Michael J. Perrotti

The public understanding of TBI is so poor that it is officially referred to by the US National Center for Injury Prevention and Control as "the silent epidemic." In the acute phase, the usual radiological examinations are not sensitive to TBI and diffuse axonal injury (DAI). There is a significant amount of false negatives with CT scans administered in the ER.

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9/22/2015· Neuropsychology

Methodology in Conducting Bonding Studies in Child Custody Evaluations (CCE): An Integration with Neuroscience

By: Dr. Michael J. Perrotti

The author recently had a chapter accepted for publication on Methodology for Conducting Bonding Studies in Child Custody Evaluations (CCE). This chapter was written in response to the requests of many psychologists over the years who wanted guidance in procedures for conducting bonding studies. Many psychologists conduct bonding studies with cursory observations of parent and child. There is no application of an objective scoring system or any methods that can be replicated by other CCE Evaluators. This is essential in science.

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8/20/2015· Neuropsychology

Effects of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy - Why Are We Silent While He Screams?

By: Dr. Michael J. Perrotti

This week marked the enshrinement of Junior Seau in the NFL Hall of Fame. Junior was an outstanding linebacker for USC who went onto great accomplishments in the NFL. However, all was not well. The effects of domestic violence, substance abuse and gambling difficulties; as reported on ESPN's Outside the Lines, took the toll on Junior. He repeatedly complained to a friend who was a fellow player and suffered from headaches, how he too, suffered for years from headaches. ESPN noted that he was reported to have been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neuro-degenerative disease that can lead to dementia, memory loss and depression. Gina Seau reported that Junior's disease was associated with head-to-head collisions caused from 20 years of playing in the NFL. This scenario affected his ability to think logically.

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11/20/2013· Psychology

Measurement, Assessment, and Reduction of Violence in Juvenile Offenders

By: Dr. Michael J. Perrotti

To determine if there are any changes in self-concept, locus of control and frequency of aggressive behaviors in juvenile offenders. As a function of receiving Direct Decision Therapy (DDT). Sub-objectives are whether DDT will effect positive change in self-concept, higher interval control and significantly fewer aggressive behaviors.

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7/17/2013· Brain Injury

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy In Athletes And Military Populations

By: Dr. Michael J. Perrotti

Recently the examination of the brain of Junior Seau revealed the diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. The recent diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) after examination of the brain of Junior Seau underlines the seriousness not only of repetitive brain trauma in professional sports and in military populations but also raises continuing serious questions about the management and prevention of CTE in athletic sports.

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6/26/2013· Psychology

Interviewing Impaired Child Witnesses With Disabilities

By: Dr. Michael J. Perrotti

Prosecutors and law enforcement are frequently confronted with situations wherein children have been traumatized and/or injured. These injuries have resulted in disabilities which affect the child’s ability to understand questions as well as express answers to questions.

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6/10/2013· Forensic Psychiatry

Importance of Forensic Psychology Guidelines: The Jodi Arias Trial

By: Dr. Michael J. Perrotti

It is a matter of utmost importance that an even playing field be created in adversarial proceedings. What is conducive to this is use of forensic guidelines as standards by all experts involved in a case.

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4/18/2013· Psychology

Evaluation of Sexual Offending: Are They All Predators?

By: Dr. Michael J. Perrotti

There has been great voiced concern by practitioners and researchers over overcategorization and overgeneralization of individuals accused of sexual offending being lumped into one category of "sexual predators." Whereas there certainly is a need for protection of children from predators in our society, the pendulum has swung too far to the extreme.

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3/18/2013· Psychology

A Judicial Response to a Longstanding Problem: Faulty Eyewitness Identification

By: Dr. Michael J. Perrotti

Recently the Oregon Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, upended how eyewitness identification is to be used in criminal trials. The article in The New York Times (2012) indicated that misidentification is the country's leading cause of wrongful conviction.

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2/4/2013· Psychology

Pitfalls in Testimony Involving Children's Memory

By: Dr. Michael J. Perrotti

The issue of children's memory is contentious. Some individuals assert that if a child says something, therefore it must be true. However, the research shows that this certainly is not the case. Human memory is not an exact recording of an event(s).

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