The Hidden Mind: Psychology, Psychotherapy and Unconscious Processes (Hardback)Israel Orbach
Hardback Published: 15/08/1995
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Usually the concept of the unconscious triggers the idea of the hidden soul pulling strings and controlling overt behavior and emotions in some mysterious and obscure way. The purpose of this book is to clarify the concept of the unconscious and to demystify unconscious processes and their role in therapy. The research of the last two decades has contributed much to knowledge of these processes. Concepts such as subliminal perception, repressive style, dichotic listening, the hidden observer, parallel distribution processes, unintentional learning, and many others, have enriched the understanding of the unconscious and its functions. The approach of this book is to present and distinguish between different models of the unconscious in the context of the specific theory of personality within which they have developed, and to present an integrative perspective which will guide further understanding of the hidden mind and approaches to therapy. Psychologists, psychiatrists and therapists in the dynamic, cognitive and humanistic traditions will find in this book an interesting perspective on the role of the unconscious in their own tradition, concise accounts of how unconscious processes are viewed in other traditions, and a new integrative model of the hidden mind.
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd