Ritualized behavior as a domain-general choice of actions Academic Article uri icon


  • Although we agree that ritualized behavior is a mystery that calls out for an explanation, we do not think that the proposed domain-specific two-component system offers an empirically well-justified and theoretically parsimonious description of the phenomena. Instead, we believe that the deployment of domain-general mechanisms based on choice of actions could also explain the essential features of ritualized behavior.

published proceedings

  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences

author list (cited authors)

  • Wang, H., & Bello, P.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Wang, Hongbin||Bello, Paul

publication date

  • December 2006