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Chapter 6: The Unconscious and Conscious Self
The Unconscious and Conscious Self
(Psychoanalytic and Psychotherapeutic Approaches)
The notion of an unconscious mental state implies accessibility to consciousness. We have no notion of the unconscious except as that which is potentially conscious. (Searle, 1998: 152)
Why is Unconscious and Conscious Self Important?
The concepts of conscious and unconscious self derive from the thought of Sigmund Freud and the principles of psychoanalysis. These two terms have influenced enormously sociological, psychological and psychotherapeutic approaches on the exploration of the self as well as the formation of society. It is considered vital to explore the significance of these two powerful concepts associated to the understanding of the notion of the self and evaluate their contribution to the ways the individual is connected to society. ...