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Unformatted text preview: December 4, 2007 Psychology 113 Professor Singh Dear Professor X; As a freshman girl in college I believe that I have just as much capability as any of boys my age and I know I can handle the workload and I do not appreciate the fact that you assume that because I am a girl I will not be well suited. In this letter I am writing you I am going to prove to you through different theories of learning as to why you are wrong in your assumption that I would not be suitable as an engineering major. Social learning theory, gender schema theory, gender role theory and evolutionary theory are just the ones I am going to use to show you, there are many other ways in which I can prove you wrong. Society delegates each of us our gender, male or female. Through this is the expected conclusion of gender identity. “Gender identity is our strong sense of being male or female.” 1 Because of this we also become gender-typed, which Professor X you are doing to me by telling me I should switch my major because of my spatial capabilities...
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- Fall '08
- Psychology, Gender Schema Theory