Experiences in Groups

Bion, W. R. 1961. Tavistock Publications. (Now Routledge.)

In this pioneering work Bion explores the mentality of groups. He puts forward the hypothesis that a group met for a task will have other unconscious Basic Assumptions – of fight/flight, pairing, or dependence, and that these Basic Assumptions will affect the capacity of the group to function as a work group.