Oppression or Opportunity? Sexual Strategies and the Perception of Sexual Advances

@article{Klmper2019OppressionOO,
  title={Oppression or Opportunity? Sexual Strategies and the Perception of Sexual Advances},
  author={Lisa Kl{\"u}mper and Sascha Schwarz},
  journal={Evolutionary Psychological Science},
  year={2019},
  volume={6},
  pages={142-153}
}
From an evolutionary perspective, the perception and interpretation of sexual advances depend on sex-specific mechanisms, individual differences in the perceivers’ mating strategies, and the actor’s attractiveness. In two studies ( N = 1516), participants evaluated hypothetical situations of sexual advances from a coworker varying in attractiveness (study 1) and physical appearance or status (study 2). In both studies, men perceived sexual advances as less negative than women, especially when… 
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