Incest Avoidance: Oedipal and Preoedipal, Natural and Cultural

  title={Incest Avoidance: Oedipal and Preoedipal, Natural and Cultural},
  author={R. A. Paul},
  journal={Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association},
  pages={1087 - 1112}
  • R. A. Paul
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
  • Why do most people experience a subjective aversion to the idea of incestuous sexual relations? To help answer this question, recent strands of thinking in both cultural and evolutionary anthropology are considered together with psychoanalytic theories regarding incest avoidance. Coevolutionary theories that propose ways to think about genetic and cultural inheritance as partially independent of each other, evolutionary arguments about the reproductive advantages of incest avoidance… CONTINUE READING
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