Permissiveness may refer to:Permissiveness (biology) Permissive society
Permissiveness characterized American society in the 1960's. Children brought up in these years were called the 'one' generation, as they learned to put self-interest first. World-wide, homosexuality has come out of the 'closet'; and divorce rates and the demand for abortions climbed. At the same time drug dependence has increased, along with mental illness.