pathology, social


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  • pathology — Strictly speaking, the scientific study of organic diseases, their causes and symptoms (hence, ‘pathologist’). However, pathological suggests morbidity and abnormality, so the term has also been extended to certain branches of psychiatry and… …   Dictionary of sociology

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  • pathology — /pəˈθɒlədʒi / (say puh tholuhjee) noun (plural pathologies) 1. the branch of medical science dealing with the origin, nature, and course of diseases. 2. the body of knowledge relating to this science. 3. the conditions and processes of a disease …   Australian English dictionary

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  • social pathology — An early form of deviance theory, no longer in wide use, which drew upon the organic metaphor to suggest that parts of societies, like parts of bodies, could suffer breakdown and disease. See also pathology …   Dictionary of sociology

  • pathology — noun (plural gies) Etymology: New Latin pathologia & Middle French pathologie, from Greek pathologia study of the emotions, from path + logia logy Date: 1611 1. the study of the essential nature of diseases and especially of the structural and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Speech-Language Pathology in School Settings — Speech language pathology is a fast growing profession that, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, offers about 96,000 jobs in the United States alone. It relates to many educational disciplines such as communication sciences, linguistics …   Wikipedia

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