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Young Children Quickly Adopt Ritualistic Behavior, University of Texas Study


9/20/2013 6:35:48 AM

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Although rituals such as shaking hands or saying, "bless you" after a sneeze don't make practical sense, these arbitrary social conventions give people a sense of belonging in a particular social group. And according to a new psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin, even preschool children are quick to conform to ritualistic behavior.

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