The present paper reviews conceptual models of self-presentation bias in interview situations that focus on
assessments of human sexuality. An heuristic framework is developed that synthesizes these models to
focus on self-presentation/self-disclosure bias as a function of emotional distress and threat to self-esteem,
both intermediate outcomes that are influenced by four general factors: Respondent, Interviewer, Task, and
Contextual. Empirical research within each of these four general factors is discussed, and areas for further
research are outlined.