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MCAT

This collection is being developed for the revised MCAT® exam that will first be administered in spring 2015. Videos will be added to the collection through fall 2014. All content in this collection has been created under the direction of the Khan Academy and has been reviewed under the direction of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). All materials are categorized according to the pre-health competencies tested by the MCAT²⁰¹⁵ exam; however, the content in this collection is not intended to prescribe a program of study for the MCAT²⁰¹⁵ exam. The content is also included in the Pre-health Collection within MedEdPORTAL’s iCollaborative sponsored by the AAMC: www.mededportal.org/pre-health *MCAT® is a program of the AAMC and related trademarks owned by the Association include Medical College Admission Test, MCAT, and MCAT²⁰¹⁵. For more information about the MCAT exam visit : www.aamc.org/mcat2015
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Biomolecules

Foundational Concept 1: Biomolecules have unique properties that determine how they contribute to the structure and function of cells, and how they participate in the processes necessary to maintain life.
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Cells

Foundational Concept 2: Highly-organized assemblies of molecules, cells, and organs interact to carry out the functions of living organisms
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Organ systems

Foundational Concept 3: Complex systems of tissues and organs sense the internal and external environments of multicellular organisms, and through integrated functioning, maintain a stable internal environment within an ever-changing external environment.
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Physical processes

Foundational Concept 4: Complex living organisms transport materials, sense their environment, process signals, and respond to changes using processes that can be understood in terms of physical principles.
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Chemical processes

Foundational Concept 5: The principles that govern chemical interactions and reactions form the basis for a broader understanding of the molecular dynamics of living systems.
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Processing the environment

Foundational Concept 6: Biological, psychological, and socio-cultural factors influence the ways that individuals perceive, think about, and react to the world.
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Behavior

Foundational Concept 7: Biological, psychological, and socio-cultural factors influence behavior and behavior change.
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Individuals and society

Foundational Concept 8: Psychological, socio-cultural, and biological factors influence the way we think about ourselves and others.
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Society and culture

Foundational Concept 9: Cultural and social differences influence well-being.
Behavior
Foundational Concept 7: Biological, psychological, and socio-cultural factors influence behavior and behavior change.

Theories of personality

7A: Curious about your personality? Throughout history, famous psychologists and schools of thought have tried to figure out how to organize and categorize personalities. Review these theories and see which one resonates the most with you! By Shreena Desai.

Social psychology

7B: Dive into the fascinating and relevant world of social psychology! You may have noticed many of these concepts in your everyday life, but perhaps you did not know the proper terminology or the specific factors that motivate people to behave the way they do in groups. In this tutorial, you will learn some important aspects of social psychology. By Jeffrey Walsh.

Normative and non-normative behavior

7B: Learn about how "normal" and "deviant" behavior is defined in today's society. This includes a discussion of the range of normal and abnormal behavior, common theories used to understand basic deviance, and discussion of some types of deviance that occur in groups. By Jeff Walsh.