Author: Natsoulas, Thomas
Affiliation: U California, Davis, USA
Title: Freud and consciousness: V. Emotions and feelings.
Source: Psychoanalysis & Contemporary Thought, 1991. 14 (1): p.69-108
Language: English
Subjects: Thesaurus terms: Emotions Psychoanalytic Theory Unconscious (Personality Factor) Freud (Sigmund)
Added Keywords: role of psychical apparatus in Freud's conceptualization of emotions & feelings as occuring solely in perception-consciousness system
Classification Code: History & Systems (2140)
Population Terms: Human
Abstract: Argues that Freud's (1915) conception of consciousness has emotions and feelings occurring only in the perception-consciousness system of the psychical apparatus and always possessing the full, tripartite property of intrinsic consciousness. Several proposals for redividing consciousness among systems of the psychical apparatus are discussed as alternatives to Freud's own reference of the whole of consciousness to the perception-consciousness system. Particular attention is given to the unconscious emotions and feelings of other theorists such as W. Joffe (1969); J. Sandler (1972); and T. Natsoulas (see record 1985-05542-001). The proximal nonconscious psychical causes of Freud's necessarily conscious emotions and feelings and his misconstrued substitute emotions are also discussed. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)