unconscious process

Definitions of unconscious process
  1. noun
    a mental process that you are not directly aware of
    synonyms: process
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    sleep talking, somniloquism, somniloquy
    uttering speech while asleep
    (psychoanalysis) an unconscious process whereby two ideas or images combine into a single symbol; especially in dreams
    defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defense mechanism, defense reaction
    (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors
    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism represses emotional conflicts which are then converted into physical symptoms that have no organic basis
    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that denies painful thoughts
    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that transfers affect or reaction from the original object to some more acceptable one
    idealisation, idealization
    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that splits something you are ambivalent about into two representations--one good and one bad
    intellectualisation, intellectualization
    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that uses reasoning to block out emotional stress and conflict
    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which memory of an unacceptable act or impulse is separated from the emotion originally associated with it
    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your own traits and emotions are attributed to someone else
    rationalisation, rationalization
    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your true motivation is concealed by explaining your actions and feelings in a way that is not threatening
    reaction formation
    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which a person unconsciously develops attitudes and behavior that are the opposite of unacceptable repressed desires and impulses and serve to conceal them
    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which you flee from reality by assuming a more infantile state
    (psychiatry) the classical defense mechanism that protects you from impulses or ideas that would cause anxiety by preventing them from becoming conscious
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    cognition, knowledge, noesis
    the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
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