Why We Feel Attached to Our Stuff - A TED-Ed Lesson

From Free Technology for Teachers
January 10, 2017 - 10:02am
A few years ago I realized that somewhere along the line I started to collect coffee mugs. I never set out to collect coffee mugs, it just kind of happened. Now I have a few favorite mugs that I won't part with even as I start packing my house (I sold it last month) and have to whittle down my collection. Why do I feel connected to these coffee mugs when plenty of others would hold my morning brew just as well? The answer to that question can be found in the TED-Ed lesson Why Are We So Attached To Our Things?In this lesson students can learn how Piaget discovered that our feelings of attachmen

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