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By Philippe Rochat

Human ownership psychology originates from deeply rooted experiential capacities shared with different animals. besides the fact that, not like different animals, we're a uniquely self-conscious species all for acceptance, and possessions have an effect on our conception of ways we exist within the eyes of others. This ebook discusses the psychology surrounding the ways that people adventure ownership, declare possession, and proportion from either a developmental and cross-cultural standpoint. Philippe Rochat explores the origins of human ownership and its symbolic improvement throughout cultures. He proposes that human ownership psychology is especially revealing of human nature, and in addition the resource of our elusive conscience.

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