Mate selection among second generation kibbutz adolescents and adults: Incest avoidance and negative imprinting

  title={Mate selection among second generation kibbutz adolescents and adults: Incest avoidance and negative imprinting},
  author={Joseph Shepher},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  • J. Shepher
  • Published 1 December 1971
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
Premarital sexual behavior and marriage patterns were investigated in Israeli kibbutzim. All adolescents and adults of the second generation (N =65)in one kibbutz were studied. There were no cases of heterosexual activity between any two native adolescents of the same peer group and no cases of marriage between any two members of the same peer group. The avoidance was completely voluntary. Among 2769 marriages contracted by second generation adults in all kibbutzim, there were no cases of intra… Expand
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