The unconscious mind is thought to be a deeper part of a person's
The unconscious mind is a term coined by the 18th century German romantic philosopher Friedrich Schelling and later introduced into English by the poet and essayist
However, the unconscious was not discovered by Freud. Historian of psychology Mark Altschule concluded, "It is difficult—or perhaps impossible—to find a nineteenth-century psychologist or psychiatrist who did not recognize unconscious thought as not only real but of the highest importance".
Freud's advance was not to uncover the unconscious but to devise a method for systematically studying it, but his method is controversial, and so are the rest of his ideas. Freud called