Unformatted text preview: time, Lindsey Lohan has to find a way to fit in. One of the ways she does this is by failing her advanced math class, even though she is the smartest math student in the class, to gain the attention of an attractive older male student. This shows that being cognitively able as a woman is disregarded by society, especially when it comes to math performance. In my opinion, this could really play into the social role theory of men and women’s roles in society when it comes to working positions. Since men are generally inclined to having higher jobs than women, it is frowned upon for women to be cognitively superior. Being a woman, I disagree with these findings, but it’s hard to fight off such stereotypes when there are successful, mainstream films that continue to spread these ideologies....
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2012 for the course PSY 184 taught by Professor Dr. during the Spring '11 term at Pittsburgh.
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