Yeah, men just can help it. Whatever psychologists tell us, it's always important to make sure that we understand we are not responsible for our behaviors. We just can't help it.
Men can't help but ignore their wives: Psychologists offer insights into why husbands refuse to take out the trash
Anyway, Freud called it the unconscious rather than the subconscious. Freud called it reaction formation rather than reactance. Whatever you do, don't mention Freud. He was just come crazy, perverted coke-head.
(It) might be related to a subconscious tendency...(called) "reactance"
You don't know it's happening? You mean you're not aware of it? So you're unconscious of it? Don't you hate it when Freud's right?
(T)he results "suggest that reactance to significant others is so automatic that I can't possibly be expected to control it if I don't even know it's happening."
First posted at Psyche Killer qu'est que c'est on 2/22/07