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Category: Boundary Ambiguity

Boss, P. (1975). Psychological father absence and presence: A theoretical formulation for an investigation into family systems pathology (Doctoral dissertation). University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.

Boss, P. (1975). Psychological father presence in the missing-in-action (MIA) family: Its effects on family functioning. Proceedings: Third Annual Joint Medical Meeting Concerning POW/MIA Matters (pp. 61-65). San Diego, CA: Naval Health Research Center, Center for Prisoner of War Studies.

Boss, P. (1977). A clarification of the concept of psychological father presence in families experiencing ambiguity of boundary. Journal of Marriage & the Family, 39(1), 141-151.

Boss, P. (1980). Boundary ambiguity intervention for families of the Iranian hostages. In C. R. Figley (Ed.), Mobilization: Part I. The Iranian crisis: Final report of the task force on families of catastrophe. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University, Family Research Institute.

Boss, P. (1980). Normative family stress: Family boundary changes across the life-span. Family Relations, 29(4), 445-450.

Boss, P. (1980). The relationship of psychological father presence, wife’s personal qualities, and wife/family dysfunction in families of missing fathers. Journal of Marriage & the Family, 42(3), 541-549.

Boss, P. (1983). Family separation and boundary ambiguity. The International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 1, 63-72.

Boss, P. (1983). The marital relationship: Boundaries and ambiguities. In C. Figley & H. McCubbin (Eds.), Stress and the family: Vol. 1. Coping with normative transitions (pp. 26-40). New York: Brunner/Mazel.

Boss, P. (1984). Ambiguity: A factor in family stress management (Agricultural Extension Service Publication #HE-FS-2469). St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota.

Boss, P. (1993). Boundary ambiguity: A block to cognitive coping. In A. P. Turnbull, J. M. Patterson, S. Behr, D. Murphy, J. Marquis, & M. Blue-Banning (Eds.), Cognitive coping, families, and disability (pp. 257-270). Baltimore. MD: Brookes.

Boss, P., & Greenberg, J. (1984). Family boundary ambiguity: A new variable in family stress theory. Family Process, 23(4), 535-546.

Boss, P., Caron, W. , Horbal, J., & Mortimer, J. (1990). Predictors of depression in caregivers of dementia patients: Boundary ambiguity and mastery. Family Process, 29, 245-254.

Boss, P., Greenberg, J., & Pearce-McCall, D. (1990). Measurement of boundary ambiguity in families. (Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin No. 593-1990; Item No. Ad-SB 3763). St. Paul, MN: University of Minnesota.

Caron, W., Boss, P., & Mortimer, J. (1999). Family boundary ambiguity predicts Alzheimer’s outcomes. Psychiatry: Interpersonal & Biological Processes, 62(4), 347-356.

Kaplan, L., & Boss, P. (1999). Depressive symptoms among spousal caregivers of institutionalized mates with Alzheimer’s: Boundary ambiguity and mastery as predictors. Family Process, 38(1), 85-103.