ANOETIC

1. A purely emotional reaction that is not moderated by emotional processes. 2. An unconscious place in memory where things are stored without consciousness or remembering. Essentially, this process is a case of unknowing-knowing, whereby the person knows something but did not know they knew it. [defined by Estonian-born Canadian psychologist Endel Tulving. 3. the lack of capacity for higher-level processing, thinking, or concentration. The latter originally referred to mental retardation, but has now declined in popularity.

ANOETIC: "At the quiz, the individual realized that some memory was anoetic when he or she got a correct answer without knowing why or where he or she got the information. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ANOETIC," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/anoetic/ (accessed April 6, 2020).
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