Foundational concept 6 is the first of five foundational concepts within the Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior Section of the MCAT exam. Foundational concept 6 focuses on the biological, psychological and sociocultural factors that influence the way people react and think about the world.
The way that people sense, perceive, think about and react to certain stimuli affects individual experiences. Foundational concept 6 looks at the components of these experiences, beginning with detection and perception of stimuli through cognition, and through emotion and stress.
Foundational concept 6 prepares medical students to learn about the ways that cognitive and perceptual processes influence the understanding of health and illness both for themselves and others.
Foundational Concept 6 Content Categories
According to the Association of Medical Colleges, the content within foundational concept 6 includes the following:
Questions found in foundational concept 6 are part of the 59 overall questions found in the Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior Section of the MCAT exam. You will have a total of 95 minutes to complete this section.