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Sex and drugs and nuclear war: secular, developmental and Type A influences upon adolescents' fears of the nuclear threat, AIDS and drug addiction.

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Sex and drugs and nuclear war: secular, developmental and Type A influences upon adolescents' fears of the nuclear threat, AIDS and drug addiction. / Wilkins, R.; Lewis, C.

In: Journal of Adolescence, Vol. 16, No. 1, 1993, p. 23-41.

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