Emotion & Stress

Emotion & Stress

The MCAT is certainly a stressful test and in the behavioral science section, how we process our emotions and stress is an often-tested psych topic. This webinar will cover the theories of emotion, the universal emotions, the limbic system, and connections between emotions and memory, emotions and the nervous system.  The webinar will cover theories of stress and stress adaptation as well as maladaptation. 

At a glance


Essential skills

  • Differentiate and apply theories of emotion

  • Link the limbic system to other organ systems like the nervous system


Knowledge Fundamentals

  • 3 components of emotion

  • 7 universal emotions

  • 3 theories of emotion

  • The limbic system, components and functions

  • The reticular activating system and the autonomic system for emotions

  • Theories of stress

  • Stressors, appraisals, stress outcomes and coping mechanisms


On the MCAT

  • The test really likes the limbic system and theories of emotion and stress, possibly because the test itself is so stressful!

  • Emotion and stress topics are also related to attitude and cognition (another webinar topic for another time!)


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