The sexual overperception bias: Evidence of a systematic bias in men from a survey of naturally occurring events.

  title={The sexual overperception bias: Evidence of a systematic bias in men from a survey of naturally occurring events.},
  author={M. Haselton},
  journal={Journal of Research in Personality},
  • M. Haselton
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Research in Personality
  • Abstract According to error management theory ( Haselton & Buss, 2000 ), natural selection will often produce adaptively biased systems of judgment, even when these systems produce more errors than alternative designs. In a study of naturally occurring events, evidence of one such bias in men—the sexual overperception bias—was documented. Women ( n =102) and men ( n =114) reported past experiences in which a member of the opposite sex erroneously inferred their sexual interest. Women reported… CONTINUE READING
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