The Power of Unconscious Judgments & Dialectical Therapy

It is important to know that most people do not consider all potentially relevant information when making judgments and decisions. Instead, they mostly rely on a subset of information that is most accessible in that situation.

That is the reason why social media has become so powerful today. However, it is important to highlight that the “accessibility” actually is not random but reflects dispositional of the person, which then is manipulated with the algorithm.

People do not rely blindly on accessible information in many situations. On the contrary, they have a strong tendency to filter in and out the information and then lock into the only relevant information that is more likely to represent their judgmental target. That is the reason why unconscious judgments are often highly effective.

Moreover, there is a negative or contrasting relationship between the implications of accessible information and the resulting judgment. The more information individuals consider for a judgment; the less influence is exerted by any given piece of accessible information.

As the result of this dynamic process attaining the information, the therapy process needs to be dialectical, which leads to recreating the new awareness that will have the power to illuminate the unconscious process that sometimes is not controllable. The dialectical process of therapy will offer more options and opportunities to consider, leading to a liberating internal dynamic process.

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DR. Rony Kusnadi, Ph.D., LCPC

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