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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It's like osmosis or, as one dictionary defines it, "a gradual, often unconscious process of assimilation or absorption." But you have to listen and think about their lessons.
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.
He concludes that decision-making is a largely unconscious process, one that most people can't explain.
For the most part by an almost unconscious process of projection....
When my partner, Gisele and I lived in an intentional community, the term was unknown to us, however our overall actions revealed how consensus can be an unconscious process when people share a common focus.
No matter how industrialized and hermetic Pernice's sculptures may seem, they bear the traces of an attempt to explore both a personal and collective unconscious process.
In their view, this unconscious process precludes the need to consider numerous features for, say, each face or object.
It is an automatic and unconscious process that allows individuals to resist the destabilizing effect of gravity.
It is a conscious and unconscious process that systematically and deliberately pervades our minds and senses.
Feuerbach consequently reevaluated the character of "projection"; it was no longer considered a necessary unconscious process fueled by species attributes, but rather as the imagination's mistaken unification and personification of attributes from nature into an ultimate personal subject.