Fear Spots in Relation to Microlevel Physical Cues: Exploring the Overlooked

@article{Fisher1995FearSI,
  title={Fear Spots in Relation to Microlevel Physical Cues: Exploring the Overlooked},
  author={B. Fisher and J. Nasar},
  journal={Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency},
  year={1995},
  volume={32},
  pages={214 - 239}
}
  • B. Fisher, J. Nasar
  • Published 1995
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency
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