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Discussion in 'Psychiatry' started by 9point75, Nov 20, 2010.
Which term is most meaningful in 2010?
The unconscious is the correct term.
The subconscious is an unclear amalgamation of the unconscious, the preconscious, Christopher Nolan films, and the underworld of Super Mario Bros 2.
Unconscious is more of a psychoanalytic term, subconscious is used in some other fields, particularly hypnosis and self-help movements. The difference in I believe is the psychoanalytic principle that there is a region of the mind that is inaccessible, whereas some of us could make the argument nothing is inaccessible, but rather available if accessed in the right way. Thus sub meaning beneath. Subconscious isn't used much in academic circles.
Wiki actually has a good article on this.