Social practices of possession as a space for sense of ownership implementation

Keywords: social practices, sense of ownership as a socio-psychological phenomenon, psychological ownership, social practices of possession


The paper deals with the social practices that create and function on the basis of a sense of ownership in various human spheres: financial sphere, territory, material things, social contacts, informational space, body, time, organizational space, values, ideas, thoughts, civil sphere.

The purpose of the articles is to identify and disseminate social management practices that can realize a sense of ownership. Social practices of possession are understood as normalized, structured social actions in which a person manifests themselves as the owner and realizes their sense of ownership.

According to the results of the focus groups, the most popular social practices of both economic and non-economic nature were identified, which should show a sense of ownership in their base.

With the help of an expert description, among the proposed list of practices, those that are most responsible for the protection of social management practices were identified: allocation and planning of costs; personalization and marking of the territory; buying / selling things; communication with close people, relatives and friends; uploading photos, information about yourself in the information space; taking care of yourself and your body; planning your time, the order of the day; performance of official duties; creation of an intellectual or creative product; participation in the affairs of the local community. The actualization of the sense of ownership realization in social practices is possible through the strengthening of control over the object of property, through deeper knowledge and self-investment of their forces, knowledge, efforts on the object of possession. Sense of ownership realization depending on the content of both economic and non-economic social practices, the social value of possession, socio-cultural traditions of employees, and competition in interaction, features of interpersonal interaction with privacy.

Perspectives for further research are in the modeling of social practices based on a sense of ownership functioning and in the empirical study of the peculiarities of their functioning.

Author Biography

Iryna Hubeladze, Institute for Social and Political Psychology, NAES of Ukraine

кандидат психологічних наук, старший науковий співробітник

лабораторії психології мас та спільнот,

Інститут соціальної та політичної психології НАПН України,

м. Київ, Україна

How to Cite
Hubeladze, I. (2020). Social practices of possession as a space for sense of ownership implementation. Scientific Studios on Social and Political Psychology, (46(49), 242-250.