I just finished Strangers to Ourselves: Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious by Timothy Wilson. Wilson is a experimental psychologist at the University of Virginia.
Wilson attempts to wrestle the study of the unconscious away from the Freudians and take a scientific look at it. The most interesting portion of the book is the author’s discussion of self-knowledge. How do we know things about ourselves? How accurate is that self-knowledge? What are the limits of self knowledge? The answers are pretty depressing. We are quite good at making up stories about ourselves that have very little to do with what has actually happened. We are also quite poor at ascribing causation to the things we do.
Quite an interesting and disturbing book.