Harvard Mental Health Letter

References for “Dependent personality,” April 2007

Bornstein RF. "The Dependent Personality: Developmental, Social, and Clinical Perspectives," Psychological Bulletin (July 1992): Vol. 112, No. 1, pp. 3-23. Bornstein RF. "Implicit and Self-Attributed Dependency Needs Independent and Histrionic Personality Disorders," Journal of Personality Assessment (August 1998): Vol. 71, No. 1, pp. 1-14. Bornstein RF. "The Complex Relationship between Dependency and Domestic Violence: Converging Psychological Factors and Social Forces," American Psychologist (September 2006): Vol. 61, No. 6, pp. 595-606.
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