How far has parental alienation research progressed toward achieving scientific validity?

@article{SimringMilchman2019HowFH,
  title={How far has parental alienation research progressed toward achieving scientific validity?},
  author={Madelyn Simring Milchman},
  journal={Journal of Child Custody},
  year={2019},
  volume={16},
  pages={115 - 139}
}
Abstract This article analyzes the evidence for parental alienation (PA) through the lens of construct validity. It defines PA as a theoretical construct. It explains why construct validity is needed to identify PA and reliably differentiate it from other causes of parent rejection. It discusses validity problems in using case examples to support PA and then focuses on empirical research. It makes recommendations for future research. Finally, it proposes a way to present evidence about PA in… Expand
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