Finally, the unconscious mind comprises mental processes that are inaccessible to consciousness but that influence judgements, feelings, or behavior (wilson, 2002) according to freud (1915), the unconscious mind is the primary source of human behavior like an iceberg, the most important part of the mind is the part you cannot see. An iceberg can serve as a useful metaphor to understand the unconscious mind, its relationship to the conscious mind and how the two parts of our mind can better work together as an iceberg floats in the water, the huge mass of it remains below the surface.
“the unconscious mind and the iceberg metaphor,” a useful metaphor to understand is the iceberg and how it can be associated with the unconscious mind, and how the two parts of our mind, the conscious and unconscious mind and their relationship can better work together.
Iceberg activity - map out whats really happening a compassion fatigue iceberg, a caregiving task iceberg and many more print out iceberg pictures and have students write down the traits about themselves that other people might notice at the top and the things they keep hidden below the surface under the water better for smaller groups.
Iceberg metaphor for the mind’s layout: we can use the metaphor of an iceberg to help us in understanding freud's topographical theory only 10% of an iceberg is visible (conscious) whereas the other 90% is beneath the water (preconscious and unconscious.
The unconscious mind is a reservoir of feelings, thoughts, urges, and memories that outside of our conscious awareness most of the contents of the unconscious are unacceptable or unpleasant, such as feelings of pain, anxiety, or conflict. The conscious mind: just the tip of the iceberg freud often used the metaphor of an iceberg to describe the two major aspects of human personality the tip of the iceberg that extends above the water represents the conscious mind.
A simple metaphor that can be used to understand the unconscious mind, its relationship to the conscious mind and how the two parts of our mind can better work together is that of an iceberg there are two parts to the iceberg, the visible part and the massive chunk of ice extending deep into the ocean.
The external conscious part of culture is what we can physically see (ie the tip of the iceberg) these parts of culture are those which are often encountered first when emerging yourself into a new country or culture, such as architecture, food, art, music, dance, religious practices, types of dress, language or greetings and more.