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First Names as Signs of Personal Identity: An Intercultural Comparison

@article{Watzlawik2012FirstNA,
  title={First Names as Signs of Personal Identity: An Intercultural Comparison},
  author={Meike Watzlawik and Noem{\'i} Pizarroso and Danilo Silva Guimar{\~a}es and Nilson Guimar{\~a}es Doria and Min Han and Chuan Ma and A. J. Jung},
  journal={Psychology in Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={8},
  pages={1-21}
}
Names can be considered (semantic) labels which both identify and distinguish an individual from other individuals. These labels and the process with which they are given vary widely from culture to culture. For psychologists, one interesting subject to investigate is the link between a person’s name and his or her identity. Names stand for the person (object) and trigger associations with that person. Names can thus be interpreted as signs in the semiotic context. With the help of an online… Expand

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