Possessed: Why we want more than we need

September 7, 2021

In this recording of a live talk, Professor Bruce Hood from Bristol University explores the themes raised in his latest book “Possessed”. The talk covers mankind’s need to own possessions, the background to those needs and – in view of the current climate emergency – asks what we should be doing.

Bruce Hood has been the Professor of Developmental Psychology at Bristol University since 2000. He undertook his Ph.D. at Cambridge followed by appointments at University College London, MIT and was a faculty professor at Harvard. He researches child development, origins of superstition, self-identity and happiness.

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