The effect of labour on ownership decisions in two cultures: developmental evidence from Japan and the United Kingdom.

@article{Kanngiesser2014TheEO,
  title={The effect of labour on ownership decisions in two cultures: developmental evidence from Japan and the United Kingdom.},
  author={Patricia Kanngiesser and Shoji Itakura and Bruce M. Hood},
  journal={The British journal of developmental psychology},
  year={2014},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={
          320-9
        }
}
Creative labour has an effect on children's and adults' ownership decisions in Western cultures. We investigated whether preschoolers and adults from an Eastern culture (Japan) would show a similar bias. In a first-party task (Experiment 1), in which participants created their own objects, Japanese preschoolers but not adults assigned ownership to creators. When participants watched videos of third-party conflicts between owners of materials and creators (Experiment 2), Japanese adults, but not… Expand
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