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NICZ, Estela Maris; PRIOLO FILHO, Sidnei Rinaldo  and  CORTEZ, Pedro Afonso. An integrative review of the literature on sexual perception errors. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2021, vol.20, n.3, pp. 341-351. ISSN 1677-0471.

Psychology tries to understand how the processes of sexual interest and perception occur however this area still needs further investigation. Focusing on understanding the state of the art in the field of ​​sexual perception errors, we carried out a systematic review of the literature using the term sexual misperception obtained from the APA Thesaurus. We reviewed the following databases; PsycNET, PubMed, Web of Science, Lilacs, Wiley, and Sage Journals. After the inclusion and exclusion processes, we obtained 19 articles. Most studies were performed in the United States, with a focus on gender differences in sexual perception. Other variables investigated were alcohol consumption and violent behavior. We identified a small number of studies carried out in real contexts, using exclusively WEIRD (white, educated, industrialized, rich, and democratic) samples, which should inspire studies in other realities.

Keywords : sexual perception; literature review; gender differences.

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