The New Unconscious by Ran R. HassinThe New Unconscious by Ran R. Hassin

The New Unconscious

EditorRan R. Hassin, James S. Uleman, John A. Bargh

Paperback | August 15, 2006

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Over the past two decades, a new picture of the cognitive unconscious has emerged from a variety of disciplines that are broadly part of cognitive science. According to this picture, unconscious processes seem to be capable of doing many things that were thought to require intention,deliberation, and conscious awareness. Moreover, they accomplish these things without the conflict and drama of the psychoanalytic unconscious. These processes range from complex information processing, through goal pursuit and emotions, to cognitive control and self-regulation. This collection of 20 original chapters by leading researchers examines the cognitive unconscious from social, cognitive, and neuroscientific viewpoints, presenting some of the most important developments at the heart of this new picture of the unconscious. The volume, the first book in the new Social Cognition and Social Neuroscience series, will be an important resource on the cognitive unconscious for researchers in cognitive psychology and neuroscience.
Ran R. Hassin is at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. James S. Uleman is at New York University.
Title:The New UnconsciousFormat:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 1.3 inPublished:August 15, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195307690

ISBN - 13:9780195307696


Table of Contents

IntroductionBecoming Aware of the New UnconsciousJames S. UlemanSection 1 Fundamental Questions1. Daniel M. Wegner: Who is the Controller of Controlled Processes?2. John A. Bargh: Bypassing the Will: Towards Demystifying the Nonconscious Control of Social BehaviorSection 2 Basic Mechanisms3. Elizabeth A. Phelps: The Interaction of Emotion and Cognition: The Relation Between the Human Amygdala and Cognitive Awareness4. Ap Dijksterhuis, Henk Aarts, and Pamela K. Smith: The power of the subliminal: On Subliminal Persuasion and Other Potential Applications5. Art Markman and Dedre Gentner: Nonintentional Similarity Processing6. Neal Rose, Lawrence J. Sanna, and Adam D. Galinsky: The Mechanics of Imagination: Automaticity and Control in Counterfactual Thinking7. Jack Glaser and John F. Kihlstrom: Compensatory Automacity: Unconscious Volition is not an Oxymoron8. Ran R. Hassin: Non Conscious Control and Implicit Working MemorySection 3 Intention and Theory of Mind9. Bertram F. Malle: Folk Theory of Mind: Conceptual Foundations of Human Social Cognition10. Jodie A. Baird and Janet W. Astington: The development of the intention concept: From the observable world to the unobservable mind11. Angeline S. Lillard and Lori Skibbe: Theory of Mind: Conscious Attribution and Spontaneous Trait InferenceSection4 Perceiving and Engaging Others12. Y. Susan Choi, Heather M. Gray, and Nalini Ambady: The Glimpsed World: Unintended Communication and Unintended Perception13. Tanya L. Chartrand, William W. Maddux, and Jessica L. Lakin: Beyond the Perception-Behavior Link: The Ubiquitous Utility and Motivational Moderators of Nonconscious Mimicry14. James S. Uleman, Steven L. Blader, and Alexander Todorov: Implicit Impressions15. B. Keith Payne, Larry L. Jacoby, and Alan J. Lambert: Attitudes as Accessibility Bias: Dissociating Automatic Controlled Processes16. Susan M. Anderson, Inga Reznik, and Noah S. Glassman: The Unconscious Relational SelfSection 5 Self Regulation17. Peter M. Gollwitzer, Ute C. Bayer, and Kathleen C. McCulloch: The Control of the Unwanted18. E. Tory Higgins: Motivational Sources of Unintended Thought: Irrational Intrusions or Side Effects of Rational Strategies?19. Yaacov Trope and Ayelet Fishbach: Going Beyond the Motivation Given: Self-Control and Situational Control over Behavior

Editorial Reviews

Unintended Thought, the predecessor to this volume, did what few edited volumes do--it shaped an entire field of study. The present volume, The New Unconscious, reveals a more mature discipline--the questions remain just as exciting and challenging, but the evidence moves us perceptiblyfarther in our understanding of the invisible mind. This collection is the definitive compendium of what we know about the unconscious today. Each chapter made me want to stop doing what I do, and join the authors in their endeavor! --Mahzarin R. Banaji, Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of SocialEthics, Department of Psychology, Harvard University and Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study