ritualistic behavior

rit·u·al·is·tic be·hav·ior

automatic behavior of psychogenic or cultural origin.
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Much of this critique focused on the dwellings of Irish Catholic families and their ritualistic behavior, where money was spent on relics and devotional materials instead of domestic comforts.
One encourages fear, distance and ritualistic behavior in the presence of the adored one.
It might be seen as speculative fiction, political allegory, or a poetically drawn ethnography of an isolated community whose ritualistic behavior ensures that no one lives happily, now or ever after.
In a subsequent ritualistic behavior assessment, problem behavior was found to be maintained by gaining access to ritualistic behaviors (i.
Grace has a condition she calls "OCD," and along with her "sightings" of lights, voices in her head, and ritualistic behavior at times, she sees and does some very strange, surprising things.
Potlatch is the ritualistic behavior of some North American Indians tribes.
The ritualistic behavior that precedes procreation is complex, mysterious, and has changed little since the days of the dinosaurs.
When an action by the government or the Catholics disturbed that balance, the Protestants would respond with some form of ritualistic behavior, such as a march to demark their territory.
Peplau fought pressure to conform to nursing's ritualistic behavior but instead became a reformer.
While obviously celebratory, Fiorucci is ultimately concerned with a collective loss of innocence; its subtext, an examination of the ritualistic behavior of heterosexuals on the threshold of adulthood.
Once defined by a profound lack of contact and extremely ritualistic behavior, the definition has since broadened to acknowledge a wide range of characteristics, with different manifestations and levels of severity.