About Us

About the Creative Process

Conflict Analysis, the Formal Theory of Behavior, was published in 1988 along with an assessment instruction, the Conflict Analysis Battery. The theory was founded on the theoretical position of the unconscious being a conflict resolving scientific measurable mechanism, the origin of moral thinking. The problem with psychology becoming a science has been that it has ignored the most human dimension, the core human motivational force as the need for conflict resolution; the world knows it was morality. The Formal Theory identified the creative process, the human unconscious, as a scientific mechanism.

The Formal Theory's six-role process transforming conflict defined as passivity, antagonism, and alienation to resolution as mastery, cooperation, and mutual respect.

Our Team

Albert Levis, M.D.

Albert Levis, M.D.

Director, Institute of Conflict Analysis

The Conflict Analysis Battery was created by Albert Levis, MD. Albert, a native of Athens, Greece has been a practicing psychiatrist for more than forty years. Trained at the Universities of Zurich and Lausanne, the University of Chicago, and at Yale, Albert is the author of many books and articles, including The Formal Theory of Behavior, Conflict Analysis Training, and Science Stealing the Fire of the Gods. Before retiring to Manchester, Vermont, Albert directed the Center for the Study of Normative Behavior in Hamden, Connecticut. Albert continues to lecture throughout the region and lead workshops at the Museum campus.

Maxwell Levis, PhD

Maxwell Levis, PhD

Research Director

Maxwell Levis, Albert’s youngest son, leads the internship program and current research initiatives. A graduate of Columbia, Harvard, and Boston Universities, Maxwell recently completed his PhD, evaluating the online effectiveness of the Conflict Analysis Battery.

Our Community Partners

The Museum of the Creative Process is a center of creative discovery, innovative research, and intellectual retreat. Located in historic Manchester Village on the estate of the Wilburton Inn, the Museum brings together a global array of both modern and traditional creativity. More than just an art center, the Museum is dedicated to understanding the psychological properties of creativity, bridging art and science to gain insight into human relations, interpersonal and intrapsychic conflict.