Parental Alienation Among College Students

  title={Parental Alienation Among College Students},
  author={Aaron J. Hands and Richard A. Warshak},
  journal={The American Journal of Family Therapy},
  pages={431 - 443}
  • A. J. HandsR. Warshak
  • Published 15 September 2011
  • Psychology, Education
  • The American Journal of Family Therapy
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