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Perception Without Awareness: Cognitive, Clinical, and Social Perspectives Robert F. Bornstein

Perception Without Awareness: Cognitive, Clinical, and Social Perspectives

Robert F. Bornstein

Published July 3rd 1992
ISBN : 9780898628869
Hardcover
308 pages
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This landmark volume brings together the work of the worlds leading researchers in sublimated perception. This compilation marks a fundamental shift in the current study of subliminal effects: No longer in question is the notion that perceptionMoreThis landmark volume brings together the work of the worlds leading researchers in sublimated perception. This compilation marks a fundamental shift in the current study of subliminal effects: No longer in question is the notion that perception without awareness occurs. Now, the emphasis is on elucidating the parameters of subliminal effects and understanding the conditions under which stimuli perceived without awareness significantly influence affect, cognition, and behavior.PERCEPTION WITHOUT AWARENESS firmly establishes subliminal perception within the mainstream of psychological science. Well represented here are the two main research branches that have emerged: One directly investigates the nature of subliminal effects- the other uses subliminal techniques as tools for investigating psychological phenomena such as hypnosis, dreaming, repression, social judgment and inference, psychopathology, and symptom formation. Broadly grouped into three main sections, the contributed chapters explore* The cognitive perspective--including implicit memory and implicit perception, the measurement of unconscious perceptual processes, and methods for revealing unconscious processes* The clinical perspective--exploring the cognitive and dynamic aspects of subliminal perception, memory, and consciousness- direct recovery of subliminal stimuli- and validation of subliminal psychodynamic activation* The social perspective--discussing subliminal mere-exposure effects, affect and social perception, and the role of subliminality in social psychologyTimely and thought-provoking, PERCEPTION WITHOUT AWARENESS is sure to be of enormous interest to all psychoanalytic clinicians and scholars, as well as cognitive, clinical, and social psychologists whose work touches upon issues relating to psychopathology, perception, cognition, and memory.