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The Psychology of Property Law

Stephanie M. Stern and Daphna Lewinsohn-Zamir


The Psychology of Property Law considers how research in psychology offers new perspectives on property rules and doctrines, and suggests avenues of reform. The book explains how assumptions about human judgment, decision making, and behavior have shaped different property laws and examines to what extent these assumptions are supported by the research. Employing key findings from psychology, the book considers whether property law’s goals and justifications for various property doctrines could be achieved more successfully with different rules. In addition, the book highlights property laws a ... More

Keywords: Property, Psychology, behavioral law and economics, cognitive biases, ownership, homes, takings, redistribution, fair housing, remedies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781479835683
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479835683.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephanie M. Stern, author
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

Daphna Lewinsohn-Zamir, author
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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