The Measurable Unconscious 



The Formal Theory studies the creative process as having a conflict resolution physiological function and as a mechanism that is a natural science periodic phenomenon; the structure of the creative process reflects the spontaneous unconscious adjustment to the normative environment. The Unit of Conflict Resolution is an entity that has a beginning, a middle, and an end, the continuity of one key action. 

Conflict is experienced upon a normative deviation. It is resolved upon a normative conciliation. This is a spontaneous homeostatic mental mechanism leading to a person's social adjustment. This process as a periodic phenomenon has the characteristics of two natural science phenomena: the formal equilibrial operations of the trays of a scale and the physics of the pendulum oscillation, the Simple Harmonic Motion. 

Unlike the pendulum oscillation that can be in perpetual motion the mental oscillation ends upon the third oscillation. We recognize the conflict resolution process following three oscillations as six role states: Stress response, anxiety, defense, and reversal leading to a compromise. In each oscillation the unconscious mind is guided by one of the three equilibrial operations of the scale: the mind transforms passivity to activity, antagonism to cooperation and alienation to mutual respect. Upon the third oscillation the conflict is resolved. Conflict is defined formally as a state of passivity, antagonism, and alienation. Resolution is defined formally as mastery, cooperation, and mutual respect. The mental state is transformed from psychic tension, chaos, to rest, order, a conflict is resolved as attitude change, insight and growth. We can portray the process graphically, as a function of time with a sine wave. Its cross-section may be graphically represented as a system of concentric circles. 

2. The process is clinically manifesting as a syndrome. We identify four alternative ways of resolving conflict: the four relational modalities.

The Process is a sequence of interrelated emotions and behaviors. We may classify these syndromes according to how an individual resolves conflict. These yeild four key alternative relational modalities which are qualifiable and quantifiable. View the range of Relational Modalities.

3. This phenomenon is measurable.

The Unit is an unconscious mechanism reflected in all samples of creativity; therefore tapping one's creative process reveals the personal way of resolving conflict. The Conflict Analysis Battery is a psychological assessment instrument combining a relational inventory with projective techniques, leading to identifying the personal relational modality. This self-assessment is educational, diagnostic, and therapeutic. The Conflict Analysis Battery Taps Creativity to identify one's relational modality and also to reconstruct the personal symbolic patern. The assessment makes us conscious of the unconscious. 

4. The conflict resolution process is the Unit moral order.

The Unit Process is a scientific moral paradigm. It reflects the calculus of power management, the range of formal interrelated solutions, and also the optimal way of resolving conflict. This paradigm offers the moral injunctions of the optimal way of resolving conflicts. Science respects the contributions of all religions. Science integrates religious moral paradigms as alternative ways of resolving conflict. Religions are normative institutions regulating human conduct. They have evolved improving fairness in family role relations and abstraction in the definition of the divine. The Formal Theory identifies the divine with the abstract conceptualizations of the unconscious process. It promotes insights, enlightenment and wisdom.

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The Universal Harmonic of the Conflict Resolution Process