Sociology for the MCAT

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Overview of Sociology concepts required for the new MCAT, per the AAMC (American Association of Medical Colleges) guidelines. Includes links to further resources for many of the concepts, more will be added. Please comment if you create a resource that you think should be linked here.
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Sociology for the MCAT
  1. Content Category 7B: Social processes that influence human behavior
    1. How others influence individual behavior
      1. Social control
        1. Peer pressure
          1. Conformity
            1. Obedience
            2. Group decision making processes

              Attachments:

              1. Normative and Non Normative Behavior
                1. Social Norms
                  1. Sanctions
                    1. Folkways
                      1. Anomie

                        Attachments:

                      2. Deviance
                        1. Collective Behavior
                        2. Socialization
                          1. Family
                            1. Peers
                              1. Mass Media
                                1. Schools
                              2. Content category 8A: Self Identity
                                1. Self-Concept, Self-identity, and Social Identity
                                  1. Different types of identities
                                  2. Formation of Identity
                                    1. Theories of Identity
                                      1. Influence of Social Factors
                                        1. Influence of Culture
                                      2. Content Category 8B: Social thinking
                                        1. Prejudice and Bias

                                          Attachments:

                                          1. Power, prestige, class
                                            1. Stereotypes
                                              1. Stigma

                                                Attachments:

                                                1. Ethnocentrism
                                              2. Content Category 8C: Social interactions
                                                1. Elements of Social Interaction
                                                  1. Role
                                                    1. Groups
                                                      1. Networks
                                                        1. Organizations
                                                          1. Bureaucracy
                                                        2. Self-presentation and Interacting with Others
                                                          1. Presentation of Self/ dramaturgical perspective
                                                            1. Expressing and detecting emotion
                                                              1. Gender
                                                                1. Culture
                                                              2. Social Behavior
                                                                1. Social Support
                                                                  1. Altruism

                                                                    Attachments:

                                                                  2. Discrimination
                                                                    1. Institutional
                                                                      1. Individual
                                                                        1. Prejudice
                                                                      2. Content Category 9A: Understanding social structure
                                                                        1. Theoretical Approaches
                                                                          1. Microsociology vs. macrosociology
                                                                            1. Functionalism
                                                                              1. Conflict theory
                                                                                1. Symbolic interactionism
                                                                                  1. Social constructionism
                                                                                    1. Feminist theory

                                                                                      Attachments:

                                                                                      1. Exchange-rational choice

                                                                                        Attachments:

                                                                                      2. Social Institutions
                                                                                        1. Education

                                                                                          Attachments:

                                                                                          1. Family

                                                                                            Attachments:

                                                                                            1. Religion

                                                                                              Attachments:

                                                                                              1. Government and economy
                                                                                                1. Health and medicine
                                                                                                  1. Criminal justice and law
                                                                                                  2. Culture
                                                                                                    1. beliefs, language, rituals, symbols, values
                                                                                                      1. Multiculturalism and assimilation

                                                                                                        Attachments:

                                                                                                        1. Material & symbolic
                                                                                                          1. Culture lag
                                                                                                            1. Culture shock
                                                                                                              1. Subcultures and countercultures
                                                                                                                1. Mass media and popular culture
                                                                                                                  1. Transmission and diffusion
                                                                                                                2. Content Category 9B: Demographic characteristics and processes
                                                                                                                  1. Demographic structure
                                                                                                                    1. Age
                                                                                                                      1. cohorts
                                                                                                                        1. Social Significance
                                                                                                                          1. Life course

                                                                                                                            Attachments:

                                                                                                                          2. Gender
                                                                                                                            1. Sex and Gender
                                                                                                                              1. Social Construction
                                                                                                                              2. Race and Ethnicity
                                                                                                                                1. Social construction

                                                                                                                                  Attachments:

                                                                                                                                  1. Racial Formation
                                                                                                                                  2. Sexual orientation
                                                                                                                                    1. Immigration Status
                                                                                                                                    2. Demographic shifts and social change
                                                                                                                                      1. Theories of Demographic Change

                                                                                                                                        Attachments:

                                                                                                                                        1. Fertility. Migration, Mortality
                                                                                                                                          1. Social Movements
                                                                                                                                            1. Globalization
                                                                                                                                              1. Urbanization
                                                                                                                                            2. Content Category 10A: Social inequality
                                                                                                                                              1. Spatial inequality
                                                                                                                                                1. Social Class
                                                                                                                                                  1. Social Stratification

                                                                                                                                                    Attachments:

                                                                                                                                                    1. Social Mobility

                                                                                                                                                      Attachments:

                                                                                                                                                    2. Health disparities
                                                                                                                                                      1. Healthcare disparities

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