Why are we so attached to our things? - Christian Jarrett
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In 2014, the Guardian published a free guide on collecting, including a short piece by the educator on the psychology of collecting.
This article: The psychology of stuff and things in The Psychologist magazine explores the psychology of our relationship with our things in more detail. What kinds of items do you value most? Do you have something special from your childhood?
The childhood researcher and psychologist Bruce Hood wrote about cross-cultural differences in the psychology of possession in a guest post for the blog in the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest. Read it here: How does the psychology of ownership differ between Western and Eastern cultures?
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