Psychology and the MCAT


Overview of Psychology concepts required for the new MCAT, per the AAMC (American Association of Medical Colleges) guidelines. CC refers to Content Category. Each Foundational Concept links to a detailed mind map with a breakdown of category concepts which includes links to further resources for many of them. More will be added. Please comment if you create a resource that you think should be linked here.
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Psychology and the MCAT
  1. Foundational Concept 6 :Biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors influence the ways that individuals perceive, think about, and react to the world.


    1. CC6A: Sensing the environment
      1. CC 6B: Making sense of the environment
        1. CC 6C: Responding to the world
        2. Foundational Concept 7 : Biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors influence behavior and behavior change.


          1. CC 7A: Individual influences on behavior
            1. CC 7B: Social processes that influence human behavior
              1. CC 7C: Attitude and behavior change
              2. Foundational Concept 8: Psychological, sociocultural, and biological factors influence the way we think about ourselves and others, as well as how we interact with others.


                1. CC 8A: Self-identity
                  1. CC 8B: Social thinking
                    1. CC 8C: Social interactions
                    2. Foundational Concept 9: Cultural and social differences influence well-being.


                      1. CC 9A: Understanding social structure
                        1. CC 9B: Demographic Structure of Society
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