Capturing the moment

What are we measuring?

The Unconscious: We understand the unconscious as a conflict resolving entity, designed to process stress, automatically leading us from a state of conflict to one of resolution. The unconscious is reflected in our creativity, and therein allows us a template to evaluate and measure its processes.

We observe within a story a circumscribed entity, with a beginning, middle, and end, resolving conflict. This process illustrates two scientific patterns that maintain equilibrium.

The first is a dialectic that follows the laws of Simple Harmonic Motion, the laws of the pendulum osciliation.
The second is the formal operations of the equlibrial scale, translated into three dichotomies, passive/ active, antagonism/ cooperation, alienation/mutual respect.

All stories have a predictable structure, beginning from a conflict and ending with a resolution. They demonstrate different ways of resolving conflict. Stories have an energetic function that reduces psychic tension. They also have a moral function helping us to shift from passivity to activity, antagonism to cooperation, and alienation to mutual respect.

Reliability Analysis

The Conflict Analysis Battery scales are constructed around the framework of a new theory and have enough evidence of reliabilities and construct validity for each scale to identify clinical groups and discriminate among them.