Warren W. Webb's research while affiliated with Vanderbilt University and other places

Publications (5)

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MMPI data from persons seeking sexual reassignment surgery, jejunoileal bypass surgery and outpatient psychiatric care are compared. Results reinforce previous empirical evidence in failing to suggest that crossed gender identity and morbid obesity are symptomatic of psychiatric disorder.
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Investigated the psychological well-being of 10 transsexual females who sought sexual reassignment surgery to harmonize their anatomy with their male gender. MMPI data collected from applicants for this irreversible procedure were examined and compared with the averaged profiles from 2 control subsamples, 10 morbidly obese women who desired jejunoi...
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Comments on the original article "The limitations of research: A viewpoint," by A. C. Ornstein . In that article, Ornstein suggested that social and policy-making circumstances have altered social scientists' freedom of inquiry and right to pursue research without political interference. The current authors have written the comment presented here i...
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Administered the MMPI to 17 21-62 yr old male patients who did not pay their clinic bills and 17 patients who did pay their bills. MMPI and clinical data suggest greater reality disturbance and distortion for the non-fee paying group than for the fee-paying group, and that fee-payment behavior is situationally determined and not a generalized chara...
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Data from 20 psychopaths, 20 acting-out neurotics, and 20 normal control prisoners on Zuckerman's Sensation-Seeking Scale and Izard's Differential Mood Scale (DMS) suggest that psychopaths are pathological stimulation seekers and view themselves as experiencing less overall affect in their daily lives than normals or neurotics. Momentary affective...

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... Briefly outlined, the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) is a standardised, well-validated (AEgisd ottir et al., 2006) psychometric test in its second version, with 567 items, including several scales and sub-scales, that provide information about an individual's personality and psychopathology. Early research pertaining the MMPI concluded that trans individuals demonstrate high ratings related to their gender on the masculinity/feminity (MF) scale, which represents culturally stereotypical male and female behaviour (Langevin et al., 1977;Roback et al., 1976;Leavitt and Berger, 1990;Caron and Archer, 1997). The scores on this scale were often comparable to the trans participants' cis-gendered equivalents, meaning that trans women on average expressed similar levels of femininity as cis women and vice versa (Langevin et al., 1977;Roback et al., 1976;Caron and Archer, 1997). ...
... In the oldest studies, the results were inconsistent. Although some studies have concluded that the MMPI profiles of the participants indicated serious psychological disturbances, depression, and interpersonal problems 12,[26][27][28][29] , others have concluded the opposite 3,5,7,8,[30][31][32][33][34][35] . The heterogeneity of the studied populations and the relatively small sample sizes of most of the studies could explain in part the contradictory findings. ...
... Sensation seeking is defined as ''the need for varied, novel, and complex sensations and experiences and the willingness to take physical and social risks for the sake of such experiences'' (Zuckerman, 1979, p. 10). It has been related to sociopathy among adult males (Emmons & Webb, 1974;Zuckerman & Neeb, 1979) and therefore, a measure of sensation seeking designed for use with children may be useful in the differentiation of boys diagnosed with CD. Russo et al. (1991) designed a sensation seeking scale for use with school-aged children (SSSC) that was standardized on an elementary school population. ...