Author: Natsoulas, Thomas
Affiliation: U California, Davis, USA
Title: Freud and consciousness: IV. A propaedeutic for functions of consciousness in hypercathected speech-imagery.
Source: Psychoanalysis & Contemporary Thought, 1989. 12 (4): p.619-662
Language: English
Subjects: Thesaurus terms: Cathexis Consciousness States Imagery Oral Communication Freud (Sigmund)
Added Keywords: Freud's theory on functions of consciousness in hypercathected speech imagery
Classification Code: History & Systems (2140)
Population Terms: Human
Abstract: Examines the functions of consciousness (CSC), as described by Freud, in hypercathected speech-imagery, focusing on psychical processes and attentional hypercathexis. Topics discussed include the concepts of intrinsic and tertiary CSC, hypotheses of the CSC as appendage or subjective side, a hypothetical variant of Freud's conscious psychical processes, and the cognitive content of conscious mental states. Also considered are tertiary CSC and hypercathected speech-imagery and improvement of intrinsic CSC through hypercathexis of attention. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)