Why Are We So Attached to Our Things?

Jean Piaget discovered that ownership has a huge impact on our psychology at a very young age. Watch a video that explains how our things carry a huge impact on human nature, and the idea that ownership greatly contributes to the endowment effect.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners talk about the things they hold strong value in and would cause them a great deal of stress if they ever had to let it go
Classroom Considerations

  • Best suited for a psychology class studying the endowment effect

  • Comes with links to research, a quiz to check for understanding, and questions to spark discussion

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