Category Archives: Unconscious Emotions

Emotional Regulation and Avoidance Behavior

Tweet Psychoanalysis and talk therapy are effective approaches in resolving old emotional conflicts. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a different kind of therapy that seeks to break connections between memories of past events and negative emotion processing without seeking to illuminate the … Continue reading

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Emotional Blindsight

Tweet Despite the opposition to the idea that emotions can be unconscious, there seem to be lots of cases to be candidates for unconscious emotions or affect. Scientists have discovered that people with lesions to parts of their visual cortext, … Continue reading

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Capgras Syndrome

Tweet Unconscious affect is required to explain a neurological condition called ‘Capgras syndrome’. People who suffer from this condition see family members and friends as impostors. They can perceive faces, but they don’t connect that face with a feeling of … Continue reading

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More on Unconscious Emotions

Tweet There are lots of reasons to take the concept of an unconscious emotion seriously. In the seventies homosexual men were habitually “cured” through cognitive-behavioral therapy. However, studies later showed that homosexuals who had suppressed their affective responses toward men … Continue reading

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Unconscious Love

Tweet Just as fear, joy, disgust, sadness, anger, pride and shape can occur below the level of our conscious awareness, so love can be buried deep inside our unconscious minds and jump out and surprise us when we least expect … Continue reading

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Little Albert and Fear Conditioning

Tweet Fear conditioning is an example of a process that leads to storage of emotional content in memory. John B. Watson and his assistant Rosalie Rayer’s experiment on 11-month-old Albert is a now classic experiment demonstrating fear conditioning. The experiment … Continue reading

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