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The New Unconscious

Ran R. Hassin, James S. Uleman, and John A. Bargh

Abstract

Over the past two decades, a new picture of the cognitive unconscious has emerged from a variety of disciplines that are broadly part of cognitive science. According to this picture, unconscious processes seem to be capable of doing many things that were thought to require intention, deliberation, and conscious awareness. Moreover, they accomplish these things without the conflict and drama of the psychoanalytic unconscious. These processes range from complex information processing, through goal pursuit and emotions, to cognitive control and self-regulation. This collection of twenty original ... More

Keywords: cognitive unconscious, cognitive science, psychoanalytic unconscious, information processing, goal pursuit, emotions, cognitive control, self-regulation, cognitive psychology, neuroscience

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195307696
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307696.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ran R. Hassin, editor
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

James S. Uleman, editor
New York University

John A. Bargh, editor
Yale University

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Front Matter

Part I Fundamental Questions

Part II Basic Mechanisms

5 Nonintentional Similarity Processing

Arthur B. Markman, and Dedre Geniner

6 The Mechanics of Imagination: Automaticity and Control in Counterfactual Thinking

Neal J. Roese, Lawrence J. Sanna, and Adam D. Galinsky

Part III Intention and Theory of Mind

Part IV Perceiving and Engaging Others

12 The Glimpsed World: Unintended Communication and Unintended Perception

Y. Susan Choi, Heather M. Gray, and Nalini Ambady

14 Implicit Impressions

James S. Uleman, Steven L. Blader, and Alexander Todorov

16 The Unconscious Relational Self

Susan M. Andersen, Inga Reznik, and Noah S. Glassman

Part V Self-Regulation

17 The Control of the Unwanted

Peter M. Gollwitzer, Ute C. Boyer, and Kathleen C. McCulloch