Content category 8B within foundational concept 8 inside the Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior section of the new MCAT exam primarily focuses on the beliefs and attitudes that affect and shape social interaction. It also looks at how the perceptions of culture and the environment impact behavior, as well as how attitudes about different groups of people influence interactions. Content category 8B is the second of three content categories within foundational concept 8.
Overview of Foundational Concept 8, Category 8B
According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the topics and subtopics covered in foundational concept 8, category 8B includes:
As the illustration depicts, your knowledge of coursework taught in one semester of introductory psychology, as well as one semester of introductory sociology will be put to the test in content category 8B. The questions in foundational concept 8 make up 20% of the total questions found in the Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior section of the MCAT.