Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior Section: Foundational Concept 8

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Psychological, sociocultural, and biological factors influence the way we think about ourselves and others, as well as how we interact with others.

The connection between how people think about themselves and others is complex and affects social interactions. The interplay between thoughts about ourselves, thoughts about others, and our biology has important implications for our sense of self and interpersonal relationships.

Foundational Concept 8 focuses on the physical, cognitive, and social components of our identity, as well as how these components influence the way we think about and interact with others.

With these building blocks, medical students will be able to learn how to communicate and collaborate with patients and other members of the health care team.

Content Category 8A: Self-identity

Category 8A focuses on the notion of self and identity formation.

Content Category 8B: Social thinking

Category 8B focuses on the attitudes and beliefs that affect social interaction.

Content Category 8C: Social interactions

Category 8C focuses on the actions and processes underlying social interactions.

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