Stereotyped Behaviors

Some articles on stereotyped behaviors, behaviors, behavior:

Animal Psychopathology - Behavioral Disorders - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Ritualized and Stereotyped Behaviors
... Though obsessive-compulsive behaviors are often thought of as pathological, as in the case of OCD, or maladaptive in other animals, ritualized and stereotyped behaviors are often beneficial ... These behaviors merit consideration because of the characteristics they share with obsessive-compulsive behavior, including a high degree of similarity in form and use among many individuals and ... There are many observable animal behaviors with characteristic, highly-conserved patterns ...

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