What else is driving ritualized behavior, besides the “hazard-precaution system”? Developmental, psychopathological, and ethnological considerations

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (6):615-616 (2006)
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The target article presents arguments for a motivational system dedicated exclusively to the detection of, and reaction to, particular threats to fitness, the so-called “Hazard-Precaution System,” which, according to the authors, drives ritualized behavior. We approach the issue of a motivational system from three perspectives – developmental, psychopathological, and ethnological. (Published Online February 8 2007).



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