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Why are we so attached to our things?

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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?”

Animated by Avi Ofer, this TED Ed lesson by Christian Jarrett details the psychology of ownership. Plus read more from Dr. Jarrett on the psychology of stuff and things.

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