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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Defense mechanisms are an unconscious process that protect an individual from painful thoughts or ideas that are too difficult for the conscious mind to cope with.
We know that in Jung's world, the undeveloped, unconscious portions of the personality which strive for integration in the wholeness of the individual, is the compensatory function of unconscious process, giving the psyche its teleological character.
Projective identification is an unconscious process in which aspects of the self are split off and projected onto another person.
It also accounts for ethical fading, an unconscious process that allows the ethical components of a decision to fade from view as we focus on other aspects of it.
Further studies on AMP are necessary to determine the effects of different ISIs, and the specific conditions that favour the manifestation of this unconscious process.
Another largely unconscious process is the use of mental shortcuts to quickly make sense of partial information.
Another example of unconscious process is addictive behavior.
Lawtoo explains Nietzsche's premise: "this phantom is born out of an unconscious process of psychic 'communication' that spreads contagiously from self to others, one head to another head, depriving 'the great majority' of their own thoughts, values, and opinions and, thus, turning their ego into what he calls, once again, a 'phantom of the ego.
Her work shows that the transition from a martial masculinity to a more cerebral, intellectual gender identity was not necessarily a smooth, unconscious process, but had to be learned and, at times, carefully negotiated.
Approximately 68% experienced what they felt was an altered state of consciousness or an unconscious process at work more generally.
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.