The new unconscious

Ran R. Hassin (Editor), John A. Bargh (Editor), James S. Uleman (Editor)

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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 chapters examines the cognitive unconscious from social, cognitive, and neuroscientific viewpoints, presenting some of the most important developments at the heart of this new picture of the unconscious.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages608
ISBN (Electronic)9780199847488
ISBN (Print)9780195307696
StatePublished - Mar 22 2012


  • Cognitive control
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Cognitive science
  • Cognitive unconscious
  • Emotions
  • Goal pursuit
  • Information processing
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychoanalytic unconscious
  • Self-regulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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