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Percept-Genesis and the Study of Defensive Processes

  • Bert Westerlundh

Abstract

“Percept-genesis” is a term introduced by Kragh and Smith (e.g., 1970) and refers to the microdevelopment of percepts. The percept-genetic theory of perception is microgenetic. A general definition of microgenesis given by Hanlon and Brown (1989) reads: “Microgenesis refers to the structural development of a cognition (idea, percept, act) through qualitatively different stages. The temporal period of this development extends from the inception of the cognition to its final representation in consciousness or actualization (expression) in behavior.”

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Conscious Percept Psychoanalytic Theory Information Processing Model Information Reduction Tachistoscopic Presentation 
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