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Why are we so attached to our things? - Christian Jarrett

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Published on Dec 27, 2016

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After witnessing the “violent rage” shown by babies whenever deprived of an item they considered their own, Jean Piaget – a founding father of child psychology – observed something profound about human nature: Our sense of ownership emerges incredibly early. But why do we become so attached to things? Christian Jarrett details the psychology of ownership.

Lesson by Christian Jarrett, animation by Avi Ofer.

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