Author: Natsoulas, Thomas
Affiliation: U California, Davis, USA
Title: Toward an improved understanding of Sigmund Freud's conception of consciousness.
Source: Journal of Mind & Behavior, 1992 Spr, 1992. 13 (2): p.171-192
Language: English
Subjects: Thesaurus terms: Conscious (Personality Factor) Freud (Sigmund) Psychoanalytic Theory
Added Keywords: Freud's conception of consciousness
Classification Code: Consciousness StatesPsychoanalytic Theory (2380) (3143)
Population Terms: Human
Abstract: Discusses Freud's unfamiliar conception of consciousness, including the 3 main sections (1) Freud's complex property of intrinsic consciousness, which characterizes each instance of every conscious psychical process and includes qualitative content, direct (reflective) awareness, and tertiary consciousness; (2) the cognitive contents of pure, or contentless, emotions and feelings; and (3) limits and variations of Freud's intrinsic consciousness. Freud's conception of consciousness is treated as something alive today. The conception presented is Freud's own conception of consciousness as he might have developed it judging from the part of it that he did express. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)