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Discrimination, Stereotypes, and Prejudice: How to Tell Them Apart
One of the most common challenges students face when studying for the Psychological and Sociological Foundations section of the MCAT is navigating the thicket of terminology you have to memorize. A particularly common observation is that this section requires you to distinguish between several terms that sound similar or are used almost interchangeably in day-to-day READ MORE
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Webinar: Psychology on the MCAT Strategy Session
Psychology is still relatively new on the MCAT, which makes a lot of students unsure of where to start. Clara Gillan, one of Next Step’s MCAT experts, dives into this subject in-depth You will learn where and how to start prepping for the MCAT and how important it is to have a strategy for tackling READ MORE
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Psychology on the MCAT Strategy Session Webinar
Psychology is still relatively new on the MCAT, which makes a lot of students unsure of where to start in their preparations. Clara Gillan, one of Next Step’s MCAT experts, does an in depth dive on this subject as it relates to the exam. She will tell you where and how to start prepping for READ MORE
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MCAT Psychology – Correlation
In the course of gathering data in an experiment, a researcher develops the following correlation matrix: Table 1 Correlation Matrix Which of the following pairs of variables are most strongly correlated? A) A, C B) A, D C) B, D D) C, D READ MORE
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MCAT Psychology – Executive Function
As a result of substance abuse throughout adolescence, a young adult suffers from a number of psychological symptoms reflecting diminished executive functioning. Which of the following are likely true of this patient? I. Pathological changes to the prefrontal cortex. II. Increased susceptibility to auditory hallucinations. III. Reduced behavioral impulse control. A) I only B) III READ MORE
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MCAT Psychology – Bystander Effect
Walking down a street late at night, an adult male pedestrian notices a young female on the ground, not moving. The female is on the opposite side of the street. Crossing the street, the pedestrian notices that the young woman appears both much wealthier than he is and is of a different ethnicity. Seeing no READ MORE
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MCAT Psychology – Experimental Design
A psychologist conducts an experiment in which subjects are asked to learn a series of “facts” which are actually statements that have been fabricated by the research team. The subjects consist of undergraduate students at the university where the experiment is being conducted. The subjects are randomly assigned to groups that are compensated either $10 READ MORE
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MCAT Psychology – Experiment Design
A psychologist conducts an experiment in which a dog is trained to roll over. The dog has a small device strapped to its back. Rolling over depresses a button on the device. If the dog rolls over in time, the button is pressed and the device does not shock the dog. This form of conditioning READ MORE