The Conscious Mind

Jacquelynn Montes

What is it ?

In Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory of personality, the conscious mind consists of everything inside of our awareness. This is the aspect of our mental processing that we can think and talk about in a rational way.
The conscious mind includes such things as the sensations, perceptions, memories, feeling and fantasies inside of our current awareness


These are the things that we are not thinking of at the moment but which we can easily draw into conscious awareness.

What is the difference between the Preconscious and Conscious mind ?

The conscious mind involves all of the things that you are currently aware of and thinking about.The preconscious mind, also known as the subconscious mind, includes things that we might not be presently aware of but that we can pull into conscious awareness when needed.
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