The Conflict Analysis Battery recognizes conflict resolution is a physiological function, 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.