Ownership Shapes Children’S Judgments About Material Goods

Four experiments testing children aged 3-5 show that ownership is central in their reasoning about material goods. With age, children predict that agents will use their own goods, even if others’ goods are preferred. Children also grasp that ownership makes material goods non-fungible, even when these goods are physically indistinguishable.


Ori Friedman and Madison Pesowski (2016) ,"Ownership Shapes Children’S Judgments About Material Goods ", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 44, eds. Page Moreau, Stefano Puntoni, and , Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 133-138.


Ori Friedman, University of Waterloo, Canada
Madison Pesowski, University of Waterloo, Canada


NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 44 | 2016

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