RITUALIZATION

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Behavior which typically occurs in a member of a specific species and is highly stereotypical and independent of direct physiological significance. Shifting of a behavioral or psychological act to transform into a sign which then represents that behavior or the physiological result of it.

RITUALIZATION: "Ritualization takes place all the time."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "RITUALIZATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/ritualization/ (accessed July 4, 2022).

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