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Incest

  • By: Debra Lieberman
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

The term incest refers to the marriage and/or sexual intercourse between two individuals considered to be close kin according to local cultural norms. Although incest typically applies to cases when couples are in fact genetic relatives, it can also apply ...

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