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Conscious and unconscious processes psychodynamic, cognitive, and neurophysiological convergences

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Published by Guilford Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Subconsciousness.,
  • Consciousness.,
  • Psychology, Experimental.,
  • Psychotherapy -- methods.,
  • Consciousness.,
  • Unconscious (Psychology),
  • Neurophysiology.,
  • Cognition.,
  • Psychological Theory.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-294) and index.

StatementHoward Shevrin ... [et al.].
ContributionsShevrin, Howard.
LC ClassificationsBF315 .C685 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 302 p. :
Number of Pages302
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL965400M
ISBN 101572300914
LC Control Number96001714

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Throughout the book, the delicate interplay between conscious, rational and unconscious, automatic mechanisms is emphasized in determining motivational processes. The implications of recent discoveries in the psychology of motivation for our understanding of everyday social behaviors and for clinical, organizational, educational and counseling 1/5(1).   Alternative approaches to study unconscious influences on cognitive control. Under our suggestion that conscious and unconscious processes might share common mechanisms and differ mostly in terms of representation quality, unconscious processes would indeed be expected to influence control mechanisms, like their conscious counterparts do (Suhler and Churchland, ).Cited by: The famed psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud believed that behavior and personality were derived from the constant and unique interaction of conflicting psychological forces that operate at three different levels of awareness: the preconscious, conscious, and unconscious. He believed that each of these parts of the mind plays an important role in influencing behavior. Conscious and Unconscious Processes in Cognition A. Cleeremans, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Characterizing the relationships between conscious and unconscious processes is one of the most important and long-standing goals of cognitive psychology.

Conscious and Unconscious Processes in Human Desire Article (PDF Available) in Psyche 15(2) January with 5, Reads How we measure 'reads'. However, the gap between psychology and psychoanalysis has narrowed, and the notion of the unconscious is now an important focus of psychology. For example, cognitive psychology has identified unconscious processes, such as procedural memory (Tulving, ), automatic processing (Bargh & Chartrand, ; Stroop, ), and social psychology has shown the importance of implicit . Although the latent unconscious activity functions more or less like conscious activities do, it lacks awareness (for example, a latent unconscious perception is a non-conscious or a weak form of conscious perception; the dynamic unconscious is psychological, active, and can be different in character from conscious psychological processes).Cited by: 2. Request PDF | Social motivation: Conscious and unconscious processes | This book presents ground-breaking research by leading international researchers on the nature, functions and characteristics.

Unconscious processes manifest themselves in two quite different ways. First, some processes are unconscious in the strict sense that they are executed automatically, in response to certain stimulus conditions. At least in principle automatic processes are unavailable to conscious introspection and are independent of conscious control. Second, some mental contents—percepts, memories, and the. Bernard J. Baars, in Consciousness Transitions, Some advantages of conscious processes. While completely conscious processes are computationally inefficient, the contents of consciousness have extraordinary range, relational capacity, and context sensitivity. By contrast, unconscious processors by themselves have limited domains and are relatively autonomous (Table ). The unconscious mind (or the unconscious) consists of the processes in the mind which occur automatically and are not available to introspection and include thought processes, memories, interests and motivations.. Even though these processes exist well under the surface of conscious awareness, they are theorized to exert an impact on term was coined by the 18th-century German.   This book presents ground-breaking research by leading international researchers on the nature, functions and characteristics of social motivation. Its contributors focus on a variety of issues, such as the functions of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, and the subtle roles that habits and goals play in producing and maintaining motivated 5/5(1).