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Content on this section is drawn from concepts of psychology, sociology, biology, research methods and statistics, which form the base of behavioral and sociocultural determinants of health and health outcomes.
- ≈ 65 questions
- ≈ 95 minutes of testing (a little over 1.5 hours)
- Multiple choice questions, each with 4 answer options
- Some questions that relate to a passage of text
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- Sensory Processing and Adaptation
- Your 5 senses
- Weber’s Law
- Signal Detection Theory
Perception of Self and Others; Interactions with others
- Identity of self
- Social interactions
- Prejudice and bias
- Social Behavior
- Social interactions
Social Stratification and Access to resources
- Social classes
- Health care disparities
- Individual influences on behavior
- Social processes that influence human behavior
- Psychological Disorders
- Biological bases of behavior
- Socialization and culture
- Behavior of others and its impact on the individual
- Group processes
- Associative Learning
- Observational Learning
Culture and Social Differences
- Social structure
- Demographic structure of society
- Social Institutions
- Theoretical paradigms
Scientific Inquiry & Reasoning Skills (SIRS)
- Knowledge of scientific principles & concepts
- Problem solving and scientific reasoning
- Data-based and statistical reasoning
- Reasoning about the design and execution of research
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Although the concepts listed constitute the background knowledge you will need in order to answer all of the questions, they are difficult because you have to deal with situations or problems you have not yet previously encountered under strict timing conditions. Our tutors will work with you to gain a mastery of the required knowledge and biological foundations, and a strategy for encountering these new situations on test day so there is no problem you cannot manage. Together you will work on real MCAT psychology and sociology review problems, along with other MCAT sample questions so that you will be able to apply your learned strategy to the content.
On the test, you’ll see passages that describe experiments, situations, or ideas from which questions are drawn. The information may be presented in the guise of journal or textbook articles, experimental research, data analysis, or scientific-style editorials. This passage-and-question structure allows you to demonstrate your understanding of the science presented in the passage, no matter how obscure or foreign. In addition the format tests your ability to quickly assess the kinds of situations feasible given the information in the passage. Our tutors can provide reading materials and strategies that will familiarize you with the language of these types of passages, and how to approach each type of question. This prerequisite familiarity will result in increasing your speed and accuracy on test day.
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