SA+9 - SA#9 Conscious and Unconscious General theories of...

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SA #9: Conscious and Unconscious - General theories of psychopathology must account for the fact that most patients feel symptoms without knowing why they do so and in spite of objective belief that there is no reason for their feelings - 3 Questions of this reading: o Do ppl register and respond to events and experiences of which they aren’t conscious? o What are the limitations on ppl’s ability to report on their internal states/reasons? o How much of behavior is consciously controlled and to what extent is affected by factors that ppl are unaware of? - Neissel (1967) argues that the majority of cognitive acts and processes are not accessible - Rollman & Nachmias (1972)- level of stimulus intensity necessary for conscious perception was higher than level needed for some info to be registered (ex. Don’t remember disc but could mostly guess the color of disc that they missed) - Libet (1973) electrophysiological studies confirm that brain registers subliminal stimuli and prolonged repetition lead to conscious sensation
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2010 for the course PSYCH V89.-0030- taught by Professor Susan during the Fall '09 term at NYU.

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SA+9 - SA#9 Conscious and Unconscious General theories of...

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