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Property
A Study in Social Psychology





ISBN 9781138844469
Published May 31, 2017 by Psychology Press
330 Pages

 
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Book Description

First published in 1931, this book represents an attempt to study the psychological basis of the institution of property. There had been many psychological and social studies of marriage and religion prior to publication of this title but none which considered the problems which arise when the institution of property is viewed from the angle of social psychology. Some of these problems are set out in the first chapter. In the remaining chapters the author discusses the problems in the light of evidence drawn from the various branches of psychology and sociology of the day. The final chapter indicates the importance of the author’s conclusions for political and social theory at the time.

Table of Contents

Preface.  1. Problem and Method  Part 1  Introduction.  2. Property Among the Insects  3. Property Among Birds  4. Property Among Rodents, Carnivores and Apes  Part 2  Introduction  5. Magic, Animism and Property Values  6. Sentiments of Ownership in Savage Society  7. The Social Patterning of Property Values  Part 3  Introduction  8. Property and Individual Psychology  9. The Genetic Development of Rights in Property  10. Property and Personality  11. Conclusion.  Bibliographical Note.  Index

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