The strong disciplining for conformity with mores reduces the
likelihood of Adaptation II [innovation] and promotes the likelihood of
Adaptation III [ritualism]. The severe training leads many to carry
a heavy burden of anxiety. The socialization patterns of the lower
middle class thus promote the very character structure most predisposed
toward ritualism, and it is in this stratum, accordingly, that the adaptive
pattern III should most often occur (1968, p. 205).