Introduction. Everyone in the social dimension is able to determine which behaviour is appropriate and which is not. However, defining behaviour is difficult, because it depends to a large extent on the environment in which people are brought up, historical time and medicine. From this point of view, behaviours that are unsuitable for a particular form can be called pathology.
The aim of the study. The aim of the work was to present a short outline of understanding of social pathology and its selected forms.
Selection of material. The search was conducted in the Scopus database for the period 1976-2019, using the terms social pathology. From the literature found in the Google Scholar database, studies were selected which, in the opinion of the authors, would be most useful in the preparation of this study.
Conclusions. The spread of social pathologies favours the devel-opment of physical and mental disorders, an increase in morbidity and morbidity, bodily harm, increased stress and even death, and the spread of faulty norms and patterns in society.