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Social Pathology: Definition and Theory

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In psychology and sociology, the deviations from social standards and norms are often referred to as which of the following?

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1. Social pathology is a technical term for which of the following?

2. Which of the following is an example of a deviant behavior (social pathology)?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this online assessment to test your understanding of social pathology, an important theory in the fields of sociology and psychology. The questions will highlight a few points taken from the related lesson. Some things you'll be tested on include technical terminology and examples of the theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Deviations from social standards
  • Other terms for social pathology
  • Examples of social pathology
  • Theorist associated with social pathology
  • Beliefs on social pathology

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of the basics of social pathology theory, examples of it, and its usage in the larger field of sociology
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you have accurately understood not only what social pathology entails, but also how relevant theorists understood the theory in the context of sociology
  • Knowledge application - use the quiz questions to assess yourself on your understanding of how social pathologies arise, how social pathology manifests itself, and examples of social pathologies

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the corresponding lesson called Social Pathology: Definition and Theory. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of social pathology
  • Deviant behaviors
  • Theory and theorists
  • Causes of social pathology
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