Fritz Heider's scientific contributions

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... Stets and Burke (2000) explained that cognitive and emotional processes on the conscious and unconscious levels play a significant role in perceiving self-meanings in others' symbols and words. Similarly, Heider (1958) and Mead (1934) emphasized the use of symbolic interpersonal processes in self-definition-the ability to interact with others and represent one's identity within culturally shared symbols, which helps one formulate a clear notion of one's roles in society. Therefore, learning and understanding the symbolic products of the language used in a community is essential for identity development. ...