I wonder if anyone else has encountered this and what they think of it, in a lot of the more recent psychological literature and sources which I've encountered there's explicit denial of the existence of any such thing as the unconscious or even a subconscious.
I'm not talking about the hardline behaviourist denial of thinking processes, when thinking could only be studied or conceptualised as "covert behaviour" or pre-cognitive theoretical concepts.
What I'm talking about is a consensus that while there may be explicit and implicit cognitions, incubation periods, automated processes and skilling/learning processes but there's nothing like the unconscious as formulated by psychoanalysis.
What do you think because I'm not really personally that able to dispense with the idea, what I've read from psycho-analysis, its precursors and rivals, the unconscious is a useful and meaningful concept, and I mean not simply as intellect or intellectualising psychological mechanisms but feelings and emotions too. I dont see what benefit there is in despensing with the idea anymore than there would be benefit from mythologising or exaggerating its significance.