I saw some random youtube video some time back that showed an experiment with normal adults coming up with funny rituals when they thought they had control over an outcome that researchers had actually set up to be random.
I'd like to find out more about this kind of experiment, but I don't know what it's called. I've tried "magical thinking", "illusion of control", "rain dance", "causation and ritual", and a number of other wild guesses, but to no avail.
Is it ok to ask for the technical name of this kind of experiment, or where I can find out more about it? I've looked through the rules for asking, but I don't see this explicitly allowed or disallowed.
Edit: in the meantime the question has been asked here on the main site