Psychology and the MCAT: Foundational Concept 6

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Overview of Psychology concepts required for the new MCAT, per the AAMC (American Association of Medical Colleges) guidelines. This guide is for FC 6, see other mindmaps for other FCs. This provides a breakdown of category concepts and includes links to further resources. More will be added. Please comment if you create or discover a resource that you think should be linked here.
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Psychology and the MCAT: Foundational Concept 6
  1. Content Category 6A: Sensing the environment
    1. Sensory processing

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      1. Sensation

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        1. Threshold
          1. Weber’s Law
            1. Signal detection theory
              1. Sensory adaptation
                1. Psychophysics
                2. Sensory receptors
                  1. Sensory pathways
                    1. Types of sensory receptor
                  2. Perception
                    1. Bottom-up/Top-down processing

                      Attachments:

                      1. Perceptual organization
                        1. Gestalt principles
                        2. Hearing
                          1. Auditory processing
                            1. Sensory reception by hair cells

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                            2. Other Senses
                              1. Somatosensation
                                1. Taste

                                  Attachments:

                                  1. Smell
                                    1. Kinesthetic sense
                                      1. Vestibular sense

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                                      2. Vision

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                                        1. Parallel processing
                                          1. Feature detection
                                        2. Content Category 6B: Making sense of the environment
                                          1. Attention
                                            1. Selective
                                              1. Divided
                                              2. Consciousness
                                                1. Sleep
                                                  1. Stages
                                                    1. Cycles
                                                      1. Circadian Rhythms

                                                        Attachments:

                                                        1. Dreaming

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                                                          1. Disorders

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                                                          2. Alertness
                                                            1. Consciousness altering drugs
                                                              1. Effects
                                                                1. Addiction
                                                                2. Hypnosis and meditation
                                                                3. Cognition
                                                                  1. Information-processing model

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                                                                    1. Cognitive development

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                                                                      1. Biological factors
                                                                        1. Problem solving and decision making

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                                                                          1. Intellectual functioning
                                                                          2. Memory
                                                                            1. Encoding

                                                                              Attachments:

                                                                              1. Storage
                                                                                1. Retrieval
                                                                                  1. Forgetting
                                                                                    1. synaptic connections
                                                                                      1. Neural plasticity

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                                                                                    2. Language
                                                                                      1. Theories of language development

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                                                                                        1. Influence of language on cognition
                                                                                          1. Brain areas that control language and speech
                                                                                        2. Content Category 6C: Responding to the world
                                                                                          1. Emotion
                                                                                            1. Components
                                                                                              1. Cognitive
                                                                                                1. Physiological
                                                                                                  1. Behavioral
                                                                                                  2. Universal emotions

                                                                                                    Attachments:

                                                                                                    1. Adaptive function
                                                                                                      1. Role of biological processes in perceiving emotion
                                                                                                        1. Theories of emotion

                                                                                                          Attachments:

                                                                                                          1. James–Lange
                                                                                                            1. Cannon–Bard
                                                                                                              1. Schachter–Singer
                                                                                                            2. Stress
                                                                                                              1. Nature of stress
                                                                                                                1. Appraisal
                                                                                                                  1. Stressors
                                                                                                                    1. Effects on psychological functions
                                                                                                                    2. Outcomes
                                                                                                                      1. Physiological
                                                                                                                        1. Emotional
                                                                                                                          1. Behavioral
                                                                                                                          2. Managing stress

                                                                                                                            Attachments:

                                                                                                                            1. Exercise
                                                                                                                              1. Relaxation
                                                                                                                                1. Spirituality
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