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22 September 2011

Finding relief in ritual

A healthy dose of repetitive behaviour reduces anxiety, says a TAU researcher.

A healthy dose of repetitive behaviour reduces anxiety, says a TAU researcher.

They concluded that ritualistic behaviour in both humans and animals developed as a way to induce calm and manage stress caused by unpredictability and uncontrollability — heightening our belief that we are in control of a situation that is otherwise out of our hands.

 
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