Portrait of the WSG board member Maria Ugarova

Maria Ugarova is a lecturer at the BSP Berlin

The business psychologist (M.Sc.) Maria Ugarova is - in addition to her work as a recruiting consultant - a lecturer at the BSP Berlin. There she also supports the implementation of workshops on art experience in groups. Ms. Ugarova speaks fluent Russian (second mother tongue), English and Spanish. She studied at the Business School Berlin (BSP) between 2013 and 2018 and graduated with a Master's degree. From 2016 to 2018 she also completed a training in Analytical Intensive Consulting also at BSP.

Mrs. Ugarova, what do you wish for the future of the WSG?
Through the experiences in my own studies and my current contact with students as a lecturer, the wish is becoming more and more strong in me to make the WSG not only a place of orientation and a home for all morphologically trained psychologists, but to bring this even more to the fore.
In particular, I hope that the resulting proximity with a second seat in Berlin will provide a meeting place for a further opening and approach to younger morphologists, who, through the exchange with already experienced morphologists, can enter into lively discourse and find their way with morphology for themselves. On the other hand, I would like to see the WSG as a kind of base for all psychologists already working in morphology, who can exchange and be inspired here and share their experiences on an equal footing. Through seminars, further training and discussion groups or similar formats we can hopefully achieve this soon and in doing so also deepen topics that are not otherwise on the curriculum.

Which area or phenomenon of human life should be morphologically investigated?
There is seldom a day that goes by when I don't even think "this should be investigated", so I find it difficult to commit myself here. Meetings and their excessive number in a business context would be especially interesting for me. Or superfluous lunch dates, which in my eyes are also actually hidden meetings in a more "dressed up" form. Also morphology as a science, which can attract or even completely deter, would be worth an investigation in my eyes in any case.

Through which points of contact did you get to know the psychological morphology?
Already in my first semester at the BSP, "morphology" was always this big word with the many people who wrote such complicated and difficult to understand texts. It was something I had never heard of before in my life and so it really grabbed me. I was desperate to understand what it was all about, so that I could get an idea of how to see the world differently than I was used to or had ever heard before. Since then, this curiosity to use morphology to discover something new and more than is apparent at first glance has carried me.

Which psychological book do you use from time to time?
Definitely the fairytale analysis of Wilhelm Salber. Apart from that I like to lend books like "Wider den Moneytheismus" by Daniel Salber and "Wie tickt Deutschland?" by Stephan Grünewald to 'non-morphologists' and I'm always happy to rediscover something exciting while leafing through the books myself, as soon as they come back to me.

Which country would you like to visit one day?
Preferably every country in the world. But since it is difficult to travel all parts of Germany alone, I limit myself to a "step by step" approach and see what I can do in my lifetime. My biggest wish at the moment is a tar trip to China and/or Japan.

Gestalt and transformation is the central primal phenomenon of psychological morphology: into whom or what would you like to transform yourself for a day?
If I could, I would like to be a being that moves in a completely different way and probably feels completely different. I would therefore hope for the greatest possible change of perspective by transforming into a bird of prey. Since my youth there is a lot that fascinates me about these animals.

Ms Ugarova, thank you for your answers.