The Role of Personality and Defense Mechanisms in the Adjustment to a Homosexual Identity

@article{Allen2001TheRO,
  title={The Role of Personality and Defense Mechanisms in the Adjustment to a Homosexual Identity},
  author={D J Allen},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  year={2001},
  volume={42},
  pages={45 - 62}
}
  • D. J. Allen
  • Published 30 April 2002
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Homosexuality
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