Risk Factors and Indicators Involved in Alienation

Barbara Jo Fidler, Nicholas Bala and Michael A. Saini

in Children Who Resist PostSeparation Parental Contact

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199895496
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199980086 | DOI:

Series: American Psychology-Law Society

Risk Factors and Indicators Involved in Alienation

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As new research begins to emerge regarding the factors associated with alienation, it is important to delineate the correlates of alienation. This chapter reviews the current research regarding risk factors and indicators of alienation, and discusses the current state of the literature to provide guidance in this emerging area of research and clinical development. Topics covered include the extent and limitations of research on alienation; current evidence on the social and psychological factors associated with alienation; interparental factors following separation or divorce; factors of the favored parent; factors of the rejected parent; and factors of the child.

Keywords: interparental factors; separation; divorce; rejected parent; correlates of alienation; risk factors; alienation indicators

Chapter.  8980 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Criminal and Forensic Psychology

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