Irrational attachment (why we love what we own)


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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. Ellen Langer’s early observation that people feel a false sense of connection to uncontrollable events has led to a long line of research, originating with Langer’s illusion of control and spanning a wide array of studies on the endowment effect, the IKEA effect, and the not-invented-here bias. Ellen Langer’s contributions to the study of irrational behavior and attachment have helped form the foundation of behavioral economics, inspiring researchers to this day.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ariely, D; Trower, M; Grüneisen, A

Published Date

  • January 1, 2016

Book Title

  • Critical Mindfulness: Exploring Langerian Models

Start / End Page

  • 69 - 89

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9783319307817

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-3-319-30782-4_5

Citation Source

  • Scopus