Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior Section: Foundational Concept 10

Social stratification and access to resources influence well-being.

Social stratification and inequality affect all human societies, and shape the lives of all individuals by affording privileges to some and positioning others at a disadvantage. Foundational Concept 10 focuses on the aspects of social inequality that influence how we interact with one another, as well as how we approach our health and the healthcare system.

With these building blocks, medical students will be able to learn about the ways in which social and economic factors can affect access to care and the probability of maintaining health and recovering from disease.

Content Category 10A: Social inequality

Category 10A focuses on a broad understanding of social class, including theories of stratification, social mobility, and poverty.