Sociology for the MCAT

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Overview of Sociology concepts required for the new MCAT, per the AAMC (American Association of Medical Colleges) guidelines. Includes links to further resources for many of the concepts, more will be added. Please comment if you create a resource that you think should be linked here.

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Sociology for the MCAT
1 Content Category 7B: Social processes that influence human behavior
1.1 How others influence individual behavior
1.1.1 Social control
1.1.2 Peer pressure
1.1.3 Conformity
1.1.4 Obedience
1.2 Group decision making processes

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1.3 Normative and Non Normative Behavior
1.3.1 Social Norms
1.3.1.1 Sanctions
1.3.1.2 Folkways
1.3.2 Deviance
1.3.3 Collective Behavior
1.4 Socialization
1.4.1 Family
1.4.2 Peers
1.4.3 Mass Media
1.4.4 Schools
2 Content category 8A: Self Identity
2.1 Self-Concept, Self-identity, and Social Identity
2.1.1 Different types of identities
2.2 Formation of Identity
2.2.1 Theories of Identity
2.2.2 Influence of Social Factors
2.2.3 Influence of Culture
3 Content Category 8B: Social thinking
3.1 Prejudice and Bias

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3.1.1 Power, prestige, class
3.1.2 Stereotypes
3.1.3 Stigma

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3.1.4 Ethnocentrism
4 Content Category 8C: Social interactions
4.1 Elements of Social Interaction
4.1.1 Role
4.1.2 Groups
4.1.3 Networks
4.1.4 Organizations
4.1.4.1 Bureaucracy
4.2 Self-presentation and Interacting with Others
4.2.1 Presentation of Self/ dramaturgical perspective
4.2.2 Expressing and detecting emotion
4.2.2.1 Gender
4.2.2.2 Culture
4.3 Social Behavior
4.3.1 Social Support
4.3.2 Altruism

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4.4 Discrimination
4.4.1 Institutional
4.4.2 Individual
4.4.3 Prejudice
5 Content Category 9A: Understanding social structure
5.1 Theoretical Approaches
5.1.1 Microsociology vs. macrosociology
5.1.2 Functionalism
5.1.3 Conflict theory
5.1.4 Symbolic interactionism
5.1.5 Social constructionism
5.1.6 Feminist theory

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5.1.7 Exchange-rational choice

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5.2 Social Institutions
5.2.1 Education

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5.2.3 Religion

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5.2.4 Government and economy
5.2.5 Health and medicine
5.2.6 Criminal justice and law
5.3 Culture
5.3.1 beliefs, language, rituals, symbols, values
5.3.2 Multiculturalism and assimilation

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5.3.3 Material & symbolic
5.3.4 Culture lag
5.3.5 Culture shock
5.3.6 Subcultures and countercultures
5.3.7 Mass media and popular culture
5.3.8 Transmission and diffusion
6 Content Category 9B: Demographic characteristics and processes
6.1 Demographic structure
6.1.1 Age
6.1.1.1 cohorts
6.1.1.2 Social Significance
6.1.1.3 Life course

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6.1.2 Gender
6.1.2.1 Sex and Gender
6.1.2.2 Social Construction
6.1.3 Race and Ethnicity
6.1.3.1 Social construction

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6.1.3.2 Racial Formation
6.1.4 Sexual orientation
6.1.5 Immigration Status
6.2 Demographic shifts and social change
6.2.1 Theories of Demographic Change

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6.2.2 Fertility. Migration, Mortality
6.2.3 Social Movements
6.2.4 Globalization
6.2.5 Urbanization
7 Content Category 10A: Social inequality
7.1 Spatial inequality
7.2 Social Class
7.2.1 Social Stratification

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7.2.2 Social Mobility

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7.3 Health disparities
7.4 Healthcare disparities

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