Portrait of the WSG board member Carolin Heyer

Member of the Board Carolin Heyer


Carolin Heyer has organising, structuring and planning in her blood. She always has the calendar and to-do list at hand. A year abroad in New Zealand awakened her love for nature, which unfortunately often gets a raw deal in Berlin. Working and living with different people from all over the world made her aware of the great cultural differences, but also commonalities, and created a great appreciation for diversity. Even today she keeps in touch with her friends and hopes to see them again.
Back in Berlin, she studied Economics in the Bachelor's program at the HWR. There she became involved in her university by joining the student consultancy and taking over the management of the student café. But instead of remaining an economist, she decided to take a completely new direction with a chance visit to BSP and did her Masters in Business Psychology. Fascinated by the new perspectives that opened up to her, she decided to do the intensive consultant training from the 3rd semester onwards and to examine her master's thesis morphologically on the subject: Fascination Berghain - a deep psychological impact analysis of the experience in the famous scene club.
To relax, she enjoys long walks with her friends, cooking or painting with acrylic on canvas. Singing is also her great passion and therefore she sang with enthusiasm in a student choir for years.

Mrs Heyer, what do you wish for the future of the WSG?
My wish for the WSG is that the association becomes a network of all morphologists. The aim is to discuss and philosophize among like-minded people about current social issues, but also about the different ways of dealing with the broadly diversified field of morphology. I hope that the WSG will give young morphologists a foothold, that they will retain and develop their tools and attitudes, even if they are initially placed in a non-morphological working environment.

Which area or phenomenon of human life should be morphologically investigated?
What I find exciting, for example, is: the expectations and fears of artificial intelligence; the personal restriction, for the sake of the environment, which goes so far as to decide against having children; and more on the subject of corporate culture analyses, because there is still too little morphological literature (known to me or accessible) on this subject.

Through which points of contact did you get to know the psychological morphology?
In the subject Organizational Psychology our course analyzed the corporate culture of an IT company. The initial output of a quantitative survey was very sobering. With a result like "65 % of employees find the feedback behaviour of their superiors satisfactory to good" not much could be started. The subsequent morphological investigation brought much more tangible, logical insights. We got a real feeling for the experience in this culture, how the connections in it work, how the life worlds of the culture members are formed, what moves the employees and how they move along as well as in which images they live and transform themselves.

Which psychological book do you use from time to time?
I just read "Clinical Psychology" by Wilhelm Salber (who else?) and it will not be the last time.

Which country would you like to visit one day?
I would like to travel to New Zealand again to visit my friends there. However, I am deterred by the length of the flight and even more by my ecological offence of booking such a long flight. The price is too high for the low costs.

Gestalt and transformation is the central primal phenomenon of psychological morphology: into whom or what would you like to transform yourself for a day?
I am someone who loves to plan, organize and is impatiently looking forward to the future. Therefore I would like to transform myself into a Buddhist monk for one day. I would like to experience and learn what it is like to live only in the present, not to worry too much about what will happen. I would like to accept everything that comes my way, without judgement, without having any wishes, hopes or expectations and still (or just because of that?) be in harmony with myself and my environment. From this day I can certainly open my view, expand my small circle and maybe take some new life possibilities for me.

Mrs Heyer, thank you for your answers.