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English language (monolingual) [PRO] Psychology / sentence
English term or phrase:be brought to bear upon
" I could go on ... But my main point is that each individual member of a group will have internalised early family experiences in ways that will be brought to bear upon the external group situation. These will determine the nature and level of their involvement in group life, what they demand and expect from others, at both a conscious and unconscious level, and the power for creativity or destructiveness called from within them by the group situation."
How to understand " be brought to bear upon the external situation" here?