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Psychologist Jennifer Harman on Parents Behaving Badly and Parental Alienation

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How do parents get alienated from their children, and how many people are suffering from this heart-breaking phenomenon? Join us as researching associate professor of psychology at Colorado State University Jennifer Harman talks about her research.

Jennifer Jill Harman, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Applied Social & Health Psychology at Colorado State University and her research specialty in on the study of intimate relationships, particularly those relationships in which there is parental alienation occurring. She has published several recent peer-reviewed papers examining the role of stereotypes and biases in the perception and sanctioning of parental alienating behaviors, and is the co-author of the book Parents Acting Badly: How Institutions and Societies Promote the Alienation of Children from their Loving Families. Dr. Harman is also on the Board of Directors for a new non-profit offering services and resources to parents who are the target of parental alienation: SimplyParent.org.

Be sure to watch Harman's terrific TEDx talk on parental alienation.