Individual pathology is a term used to refer to biological or psychological explanations of criminal or deviant behavior by individuals.
In individual pathology the assumption is that the deviant behaviour of individuals can be at least partly explained by some physical or psychological trait that makes them different from normal law abiding citizens.
Workplace bullying: individual pathology or organizational culture? In: Workplace Violence: Issues, trends, strategies. Einarsen, S and Hoel, H and Zapf, D and Cooper, CL (2005). Willan Publishing, Devon, pp. 229-247. ISBN 1-843921-34-0
Addiction as an Individual Pathology: A Commentary
Pant-Legs and Pathology: The Marriage of
Individual and Family Assessment
Bowen family systems theory suggests that individuals who report high levels of individual pathology will also report having been raised in families characterized by high conflict and low adaptability. Combining individual and family assessment measures, or using one type of measure to understand the results of the other may be possible through the application of systems theory.
Child deaths in penal custody: beyond individual
Terrorism as Individual Pathology - A
common suggestion is that there must be something wrong with terrorists. Terrorists must
be crazy, or suicidal, ...