Full text: Semantics of ownership

be discussed in terms of the recall strategies used by the 
subjects in listing examples of things not owned. On the 
follow-up question concerning recall strategies, 63% of the 
the 120 subjects answered that they listed items that they 
wanted to own, and 33% of the subjects answered that they 
listed things that most people would want and value. Even 
considering that 1/3 of the subjects reported more than one 
recall strategy for things not owned, this would indicate 
that a substantial majority of the subjects was selecting 
items that might be called "candidates for ownership”. 
Thus, the two recall lists might be re-defined as 
representing exemplars of "successful candidates for 
ownership" versus "unsuccessful candidates for ownership". 
Given this situation, it is reasonable to expect some common 
qualities in the two supposedly antithetical listings. : 
‘Candidacy for ownership' may include largeness. Comparing 
Tables 6 & 7, it is evident that the criteria of Desire and 
Aesthetics applied to a moderately high degree to exemplars 
of things owned and to a moderate degree to things not 
owned. These two criteria may also be involved in candidacy 
for ownership. 
Note that there was not unanimity in the recall 
strategies for listing exemplars of things not owned. 
Thirty-seven percent of the subjects reported that they 
listed nearby things that they did not own, 8% reported that

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