Wednesday, June 07, 2006


Interesting post on intuition over at Psychology Today. Here's an excerpt:

This idea—that much of our everyday thinking, feeling and acting operates outside conscious awareness—is a difficult one to accept, report psychologists John Bargh, Ph.D., of New York University (NYU), and Tanya Chartrand, Ph.D., of Ohio State University. Our consciousness is biased to think that its own intentions and deliberate choices rule our lives. But consciousness overrates its own control.
I feel that my job with clients is to bring the unconscious or subconscious to the conscious mind. Once the frontal lobe is involved--executive functioning, interpretation, logic--some unhelpful beliefs, thoughts, feelings and behaviors can be changed.

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