|1.||Conscious registration, followed by direct or language-based awareness and responsiveness.|
|2.||Unconscious registration, followed by encoded language-based representation, the identification of the evocative triggering event, and then trigger-decoding so that the unconscious experience is brought into conscious awareness.|
In principle, then, communicative defensiveness following conscious registration is defined as a failure to sustain awareness of a previously registered, consciously experienced event and its meanings. Psychologically, this would be termed conscious-system repression because the defence operates in the realm of conscious experience; communicatively, it would be identified as conscious-system non- communication.
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Publication information: Book title: Death Anxiety and Clinical Practice. Contributors: Robert Langs - Author. Publisher: Karnac Books. Place of publication: London. Publication year: 1997. Page number: 169.