How Negative Are Attitudes Toward Persons With AIDS? Examining the AIDS–Leukemia Paradigm

  title={How Negative Are Attitudes Toward Persons With AIDS? Examining the AIDS–Leukemia Paradigm},
  author={James A. Skelton},
  journal={Basic and Applied Social Psychology},
  pages={251 - 261}
  • J. Skelton
  • Published 1 September 2006
  • Psychology
  • Basic and Applied Social Psychology
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