Category 7A within foundational concept 7 of the Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior section of the MCAT focuses specifically on the psychological and biological factors that have an impact on behavior. Category 7A is the first of three content categories within foundational concept 7.
Overview of Foundational Concept 7, Category 7A
Content within category 7A covers the biological bases of behavior, which includes the effect of genetics and how the nervous and endocrine systems have an impact on behavior. It also covers how personality, psychological disorders, motivation and attitudes impact behavior.
Per the Association of American Medical Colleges, the following topics and subtopics appear in category 7A within foundational concept 7:
Questions in category 7A are part of the 59 questions that make up of the Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior section of the MCAT exam. You will have 95 minutes to complete this section of the test.