Origins of Possession: Owning and Sharing in Development

41KhXU7WmBL._SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_ Author Philippe Rochat
Isbn 9781107032125
File size 1.5MB
Year 2014
Pages 336
Language English
File format PDF
Category Psychology

Book Description:

Human possession psychology originates from deeply rooted experiential capacities shared with other animals. However, unlike other animals, we are a uniquely self-conscious species concerned with reputation, and possessions affect our perception of how we exist in the eyes of others. This book discusses the psychology surrounding the ways in which humans experience possession, claim ownership, and share from both a developmental and cross-cultural perspective. Philippe Rochat explores the origins of human possession and its symbolic development across cultures. He proposes that human possession psychology is particularly revealing of human nature, and also the source of our elusive moral sense.


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