The unconscious and the subconscious are vastly different, though non-psychiatric professionals often incorrectly use subconscious. In contrast to the unconscious, the subconscious mind lies just below consciousness, and it is easily accessible if attention is paid to it. For instance, you might know someone’s phone number. This information is not stored in your conscious mind, but in your subconscious. If you think about it, you can produce the phone number, but it isn’t simply floating around in your conscious mind. You need to direct your attention to memory in order to dredge up the phone number. Those memories you can recall easily are not conscious unless you pay attention and focus. When someone asks you to describe your perfect day, you reach into your subconscious mind for these memories. However, if someone asked you to describe the worst day you ever had, especially if it was particularly traumatic, you might not really be able to describe the worst. You’d be able to discuss memories in your subconscious that were memorably bad, but a truly traumatic day could be in part, or completely repressed. In this way, one of the differences between the unconscious and the subconscious is that, at least in Freud’s estimation, the unconscious worked as a protecting force on the mind, even if this protection was wrongly guided. Really finding the most traumatic day of your life might mean significant therapy to access layers of memory buried away from both from conscious and subconscious, deeply hidden in the mind.
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World’s Largest Emotion Database: Part 1<br />Steven Walden<br />Senior Head of Research and Consulting Beyond Philosophy<br />
The "principle of hedonic dominance“: after a required level of functionality is met, hedonic aspects drive consumer choice.
a consumer shopping for a cell phone with at least an eight-hour battery life will choose an option that offers this level of battery life over ones that do not, even if this option is much worse looking than the alternatives. However, after the required level of functionality is met, consumers shift focus almost entirely to the hedonic aspects. Thus, if all available cell phones exceeded the eight-hour battery limit, the phone that looks best will be chosen, regardless of the differences among the options in terms of battery life. </li></ul>Source: Form versus Function: how the intensities of specific emotions evoked in functional versus hedonic trade-offs mediate product preferences<br />
Reasons for the Change<br /><ul><li>The increasing transactional focus of companies on controlling the negatives in an experience by, for instance, reacting to customer complaints has led to a decline in negatives. With most competitors focused on this end of the emotional experience, the positive emotions have been largely neglected.
The increasing use of Six Sigma, Lean and other BPR initiatives has led to an increased focus of control on the negative emotional experience. This has been to the detriment of value-adding positive emotional experiences.
The recession has led to a cut-back in initiatives that focused on positive emotional experiences.