unconscious process

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Noun1.unconscious process - a mental process that you are not directly aware ofunconscious process - a mental process that you are not directly aware of; "the process of denial"
cognition, knowledge, noesis - the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
sleep talking, somniloquism, somniloquy - uttering speech while asleep
condensation - (psychoanalysis) an unconscious process whereby two ideas or images combine into a single symbol; especially in dreams
defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense mechanism, defense reaction, defense - (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
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The captain did not reason this; it was the unconscious process of emotion that caused his resentment.
Another largely unconscious process is the use of mental shortcuts to quickly make sense of partial information.
It's a mostly unconscious process where all the associations we have with a particular name will pop up: from the newspapers, from stories and, of course, from our own history.
Her imagery is assembled via a largely unconscious process, familiar to many artists, of accumulating impressions and ideas over a long period of time.
Certain pictures may perhaps stimulate some unconscious process in the mind of the viewer; but at what point does a pleasant (or unpleasant) subliminal buzz become spirituality?
Whatever else suicide is, it is a conscious act, but on the other hand, the driving force is an unconscious process.
The unconscious process of intuition sometimes yields sudden, consciously experienced insights, in Ilg's view.
This instant and largely unconscious process produces the metaphor--in Foster's skyscraper the tabloid one, 'it looks like a gherkin'--and the public and journalistic excitement.
Unlike 'traditional psychoanalytical approaches', he intimates that 'this post-Jungian study views a novel as the unique expression of a complex unconscious process that can never be known beforehand' (p.
The use of the subconscious and unconscious process to release the addictive patterns is integral for a person's recovery.
He concludes that decision-making is a largely unconscious process, one that most people can't explain.