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  • n. Plural form of stereotypy.


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  • But most disturbing of all are the abnormal repetitive movements known as stereotypies: waving their heads from side to side, chewing on thin air, repeatedly biting on or rubbing their snouts across the bars of their cages, imaginary nest-building with straw that doesn't exist.

    The Life of a Breeding Sow

  • Add to this the abnormal repetitive movements known as stereotypies (tongue rolling, licking or nibbling on the walls of their crates, or chewing on nonexistent cud).

    Dairy Cows and Veal Calves

  • His conversation and responses were a loop of what neurologists call stereotypies -- persistent repetition of acts and words. - News

  • Restricted and obsessive interests (e.g about maps, transport, projects, word stereotypies), motor mannerisms such as body rocking or walking in the circle

    Wrong Planet Asperger / Autism Forums

  • [e.g. 4] may develop abnormal behaviour (such as stereotypies) as a consequence of unfavourable environmental conditions

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • The earlier investigators were responsible for the differentiation of the tics from such other conditions as Sydenham's chorea, Huntington's chorea, the spasms, the stereotypies, the habit movements, the myoclonias, and other allied conditions.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • The best of them is Dead Rising 2, what with its auxiliary "pocket guide to bad-guy stereotypies" piece at the end.


  • Hand stereotypies are typical and breathing irregularities such as hyperventilation, breathholding, or sighing are seen in many. - Articles related to New survey finds grandparents play key role in lives of children with autism

  • Both haloperidol and risperidone are similarly effective in reducing symptoms in autism such as tantrums and aggression, hyperactivity, repetitive behaviors (i.e., stereotypies or "self-stim"), and irritable or quickly changing moods.

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • I think there have been studies done to see whether horses copy this sort of behaviour, as far as I know there is no scientific evidence yet - google something like 'horses copying stereotypies' and you should get the references!



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