The Patterns of Adapting to Health (PATH Type®) Model is a model of complex health behavior; in other words, a model of health-related behavior expressed at the population level. The PATH Type Model is consistent with the Biopsychosocial Model of Health and Illness from a psycho-behavioral perspective: The PATH Type Model is consistent with research in biopsychology, cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology, cognitive psychology and the relationship between language and actions, neuropsychology relative executive function.
From the perspective of Kurt Lewin’s Field Theory, the health-related behavior assessed by the PATH Type Model is taken to be the outcome of individual goal-directed and habitual response to regularly experienced contexts. In other words, behavior is the result of individual goal-directed dispositions and local nature of the environment.
The PATH Type Model assesses health-related behaviors, actions, and habits in response to different situations expressed by individuals drawn from a defined population.