- Why did everyone start to hate the Russians if the U.S. did the same thing in Afghanistan, Iraq?
- What needs to be corrected in the management of Russia first?
- Why did Blaise Pascal become a religious man at the end of his life?
- How do I know if a guy likes you?
- When they say "one generation", how many do they mean?
Rationalization, I suppose. A person understands that he is doing a terrible thing, and he needs to disguise it from himself and others in order to relieve tension. Here is such a psychological defense.�
But damn, either I don't understand something, or the example you gave is more of a stereotype from movies and doesn't occur so often in real life. But I can't say anything definite – I haven't encountered pedophiles or incest (thank God).
Individuals who make an attempt on the sexual life and health of their child are in fact mentally ill (like most of us, but to varying degrees).�
Perhaps the person himself in childhood had a shock associated with sexuality, or there was a desire to make love with his father/mother (everyone has this, this phenomenon is explained in the writings of Freud).�
Therefore, a person considers it normal to commit incest, thinking that he is acting for the benefit of his child, which, of course, is not the case.