Donnerstag, 31. Januar 2019, 17:00 - 18:30 iCal

How to Avoid Incest

Talk of Prof. Dr. Lisa DeBruine (University of Glasgow)

Fakultät für Psychologie, Hörsaal G, 2. Stock (linke Stiege)
Liebigasse 5, 1010 Wien


How and why do humans avoid incest? Using the Game of Thrones for examples (spoiler alert), I will discuss how humans use contextual cues like co-residence timing, co-residence duration, and maternal perinatal association to identify siblings and what happens when those processes go wrong. I will also discuss the potential for phenotype matching kin recognition mechanisms to influence sexual motivation and present evidence about how hormonal changes might relate to responses to kinship cues.


Department of Basic Psychological Research and Research Methods (EVA Lab)


Abla Marie-Jose Bedi
Institut für Psychologische Grundlagenforschung und Forschungsmethoden