Priming Matrix – Collective Nonconscious Programming

  • Angelina Ilievska MD, Psychotherapist, Psychiatrist, Private Practice, Skopje, R. North Macedonia
  • Naum Ilievski


Contemporary sociology, and especially social psychology, explores the mechanisms of priming, automaticity, and their effects on social behavior. Priming matrix is a new concept, a phrase semantically coined by the author in order to explain such complex socio-psychological phenomena in the area of social cognition. This study makes an analyses and description of the dynamics and mechanisms of the programming from a socio-psychological aspect, Transactional analysis, and the perspective of Christian psychotherapy. Methodologically, new concepts are applied: priming matrix and types of representations (Ilievska) with its operational elements (stimulus, prime, representation, subliminal level), and the concepts: awareness and collective nonconscious schemes (Ilievski, 2015), which are described as an opposite of the natural way of life, the personal autonomy and the real freedom. Each person has a basic need for relation, psychological organization, and structure. In its foundation lies the creation of basic mental constructs, socio-cognitive schemes, which have a neurobiological ground. In addition, human behavior can be programmed, nonconsciously, on multiple levels: individual, collective, global, through the complex psychological processes, modeling and conditioning, to the more subtle forms of priming, creating passive automatic social behavior.
Aug 15, 2020
How to Cite
ILIEVSKA, Angelina; ILIEVSKI, Naum. Priming Matrix – Collective Nonconscious Programming. European Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 2, p. 57-65, aug. 2020. ISSN 2414-8385. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 27 oct. 2020. doi: