Much of mental life including thoughts, emotions and motives is unconscious, which means we sometimes behave in ways that are inexplicable even to ourselves.”
Mental processes including emotions and motivations operate in parallel. We can have conflicting feelings about the same person or situation at the same time
Notes paraphrased from 2009 Richmond Lecture
Timothy L. Hulsey, VCU psychology professor and dean of the honors college engages students and faculty in the Core Course and the psychology, MLC and English departments in a general forum on the relationship between Freudian theory and mainstream American psychological science.