ritualistic behavior

rit·u·al·is·tic be·hav·ior

automatic behavior of psychogenic or cultural origin.
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Waze involves the ritualistic behavior of driving to work on your daily commute, and we are a brand built on a ritual, too," he said.
As a result, Gayer-Anderson learned to camouflage his feelings beneath the impenetrable armor of ritualistic behavior and excessive orderliness, and, even during his school years, he became increasingly obsessed exclusively by the power of beauty and the acquisition of beautiful things.
A Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) involves intrusive and disturbing thoughts or apprehensions that drive individuals to engage in irrational ritualistic behavior to relieve their anxieties.
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.
The behavior appears to be part of ritualistic behavior or excessive interest (Table).
It is characterized by communication and interpersonal deficits, ritualistic behavior and difficulty in emotional expression.
More than half of OCD sufferers have obsessive thoughts without ritualistic behavior.
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.