THE CONCEPT OF SUBCONSCIOUS – A THEORETICAL EVOLUTION SYNTHESIS
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Department of Psychology
The psyche is known to have a complex and contradictious structure. The process that leads to delimiting these defining notes of the psyche consists of reporting it to an external criterion to emphasize its own identity. Wallon was the one who, in 1924, contributed to launching a new conception on the subconscious. He tried to discover the representation ways of the subconscious states, because accepting the primary idea, according to which the reproduce conscious states leads to idea of considering it the only expression of the psyche. Freud defined the subconscious as a descriptive form of the unconscious. The subconscious took two main steps to be defined and to be discovered in its every dimension. Thus, in the first step, it was considered to be a form of the unconscious, a simple latent container of what once was conscious and might be once “activated”. The subconscious, controversy instance of our psyche, is remarked through multiple aspects, from its intermediary position between the unconscious and consciousness to its own qualities and derived functions of this position. In time the conclusion was reached that these conceptions could be inconsistent, so the subconscious was given a new status, of psyche state that disposes of its own processes and even creative qualities.
Keywords: Subconscious, psychoanalysis, psychological states, psyche state.
This article can be cited as:
5. A. Craciun (2011). The concept of subconscious - A theoretical evolution synthesis. Romanian Journal of Experimental Applied Psychology, vol. 2, no.4, pp. 36-41, 2011.
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