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I just now created this page so it may not be so complete, but hopefully it is pretty accurate. Anyone can of course add to it, if you'd like. Jamesters 00:51, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

It's also redundant. At best, just redirect to analsysis of dreams. Rklawton 01:05, 12 June 2006 (UTC)\
How was it redundant? Even if it wasn't the best definition, it was a start. Instead of deleting it you could have discussed it first because now articles like the unconscious article that link to the preconscious article will go to a blank page with no definition of what preconscious is. I though having at least some definition would be better than none at all as long as the definition was fairly accurate which I am confident it was. Furthermore, where is the "analysis of dreams" article you speak of? I found one that I think was called "interpretation of dreams" if that's what you meant, but I really don't think it was a whole lot to do with preconscious. Jamesters 04:45, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Why wouldn't this go in the Freud article? It's a minor idea - and one he gave up on himself. Rklawton 06:50, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

I think this deserves its own brief article. People might look it up, wanting a short description/definition but not wanting to sift through a whole page on Freud. The term also gets dropped occassionally outside of Freudian literature.
It says in my watch list that "BrownApple" posted the above but I guess didn't leave one's tag. Anyways BrownApple, I agree with you. Also, I see you defined it much better than I did in the main article. I think you did a great job! Jamesters 08:18, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Other Meanings[edit]

I have been studying human perception lately, particularly color vision. I keep running across the term preconscious perception. It usually means something along the lines of initial impression, before any conscious thought occurs about what is being perceived. I could not find any relevant page, and i am not a psychologist, so i am posting here to see if anyone here knows more than i do, and if this subject merits it's own page. Straha 206th 22:26, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Discussion of status[edit]

The article needs some discussion of the status of the idea in the field of psychology. People above mentioned Freud himself abandoned the concept; what does modern psychology think of it? -- Beland (talk) 19:20, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Freud didn't 'abandon the concept'. The later 'structural model' is a different segmentation of the psyche, but the Cs, Ucs, Pcs division remained and remains in use in various contexts. Pfistermeister (talk) 13:54, 16 May 2008 (UTC)