Matrix of Defence


A brief but historically significant seminal paper which places the core task of psycho-social analysis within its conceptual and dynamic context. Following a review of research methodology and paths of approach is a summary of expected outcomes of paradigm shift and an overview of statistically significant points of common traumatisation in the course of individual development. The paper concludes with two working hypotheses which formed the basis of the next two decades of consultancy-research and culminated in the presentation "Roots of the Common Unconscious: Towards a New Paradigm of Psycho-Social Analysis", delivered to the 14th Scientific Meeting of the A.K. Rice Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, September 2004.