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dc.contributor.authorLee, AJ
dc.contributor.authorSidari, MJ
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, SC
dc.contributor.authorSherlock, JM
dc.contributor.authorZietsch, BP
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-14T05:51:48Z
dc.date.available2020-12-14T05:51:48Z
dc.date.issued2020-01-23
dc.identifier.citationLee, A. J., Sidari, M. J., Murphy, S. C., Sherlock, J. M. & Zietsch, B. P. (2020). Sex Differences in Misperceptions of Sexual Interest Can Be Explained by Sociosexual Orientation and Men Projecting Their Own Interest Onto Women. PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 31 (2), pp.184-192. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797619900315.
dc.identifier.issn0956-7976
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/254025
dc.description.abstractSex differences in misperceptions of sexual interest have been well documented; however, it is unclear whether this cognitive bias could be explained by other factors. In the current study, 1,226 participants (586 men, 640 women) participated in a speed-dating task in which they rated their sexual interest in each other as well as the sexual interest they perceived from their partners. Consistent with previous findings, results showed that men tended to overperceive sexual interest from their partners, whereas women tended to underperceive sexual interest. However, this sex difference became negligible when we considered potential mediators, such as the raters’ sociosexual orientation and raters’ tendency to project their own levels of sexual interest onto their partners. These findings challenge the popular notion that sex differences in misperceptions of sexual interest have evolved as a specialized adaptation to different selection pressures in men and women.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
dc.titleSex Differences in Misperceptions of Sexual Interest Can Be Explained by Sociosexual Orientation and Men Projecting Their Own Interest Onto Women
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0956797619900315
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMelbourne School of Psychological Sciences
melbourne.source.titlePsychological Science
melbourne.source.volume31
melbourne.source.issue2
melbourne.source.pages184-192
melbourne.elementsid1432320
melbourne.openaccess.urlhttp://dspace.stir.ac.uk/bitstream/1893/30312/1/Misperception%20Full%20Manuscript%20R3.pdf
melbourne.openaccess.statusAccepted version
melbourne.contributor.authorMurphy, Sean
dc.identifier.eissn1467-9280
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