ritualistic behavior

rit·u·al·is·tic be·hav·ior

automatic behavior of psychogenic or cultural origin.
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The arena of sport provides opportunities for fans and participants to engage in a variety of ritualistic behavior and traditions.
Yes, the lotto has become a health hazard for avid bettors who spend sleepless nights conjuring various numerical combinations, wasting precious time lining up at lotto outlets, and manifesting ritualistic behavior bordering on superstition or fatalism.
"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. About 2.2 million Americans have OCD.
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.
Automatically reinforced behavior, commonly associated with core features of autism, include repetitive behavior (e.g., rocking, hand flapping), and ritualistic behavior (e.g., lining objects up, eating specific foods).