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date: 28 January 2020

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This chapter surveys the rise, in academic psychology, of the so-called new unconscious. It contrasts some elements of the new unconscious with the dynamic unconscious found in psychoanalysis. Then it surveys a few literary correlates for experimental features of the new unconscious, principally heuristics and biases, the flash lag effect, and automaticity. Literary examples include excerpts from David Foster Wallace, Leo Tolstoy, Jane Austen, John Milton, and Geoffrey Chaucer.

Keywords: new unconscious, psychoanalysis, heuristics and biases, flash lag effect, hindsight bias, automaticity

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