Foundational Concept 7: Content Category 7C

Content Category 7C

Category 7C within foundational concept 6 of the Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior section of the MCAT focuses specifically on how learning has an impact on behavior. It also looks at how the role of attitude affects behavior and behavior change. Category 7C is the third and final content categories within foundational concept 7.

Overview of Foundational Concept 7, Category 7C

The elaboration likelihood model and social cognitive theory are just two of the theories covered in content category 7C. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the topics and subtopics featured in category 7C within foundational concept 7 include:

Foundational Concept 7 Category 7C

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As is illustrated, questions will cover the coursework studied in one semester of introductory psychology, as well as a two-semester sequence of introductory biology.

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