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Social Stratification

MCAT Basics (from MedSchoolCoach)

Release Date: 06/20/2024

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This MCAT podcast covers social stratification. It begins with a definition and examples of many terms related to social stratification and inequality, including prejudice, discrimination, stereotype, stereotype threat, status (ascribed vs achieved), power (six different types to know), social capital (and other forms of capital), gentrification, and poverty. The discussion then moves on to social class and the social gradient in healthcare.

 

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[00:00] Introduction

[02:24] Terms related to social stratification

[03:03] Defining social stratification

[03:53] What is prejudice

[04:57] Defining stereotype and discrimination

[09:29] What is stereotype threat

[13:04] Status and the six different types of power

[21:50] Social Capital

[23:38] Defining gentrification

[25:07] Absolute poverty vs. relative poverty

[27:59] Social Class

[33:53] Social Stratification in Healthcare