Portrait of the WSG member Sosan Wardak

WSG member Sosan Wardak was born in 1992 in Kabul, Afghanistan as the daughter of a general. The political situation in the country forced her family to flee to Germany in 1995. Thus Sosan grew up in an extended family in Lower Franconia, where she discovered her connection to nature. In order to obtain her university entrance qualification, she moved to Berlin in 2011 and began her studies in Business Psychology at BSP Berlin in 2014, where she became a student assistant. She completed her bachelor's degree in 2017 with an art-psychological examination on the sculpture "Man and his Thought" by August Rodin. In the far future she would like to build up an independent professional activity in the field of art experience and art coaching.

Sosan Wardak describes himself as an intuitive and spontaneous person. Her hobbies are art, photography and classical music. What she likes in people is loyalty, humour and openness. The cohesion of her family is important to her. To relax, Sosan likes to go for long walks and hikes. She enjoys a good glass of wine every now and then and is happy to help herself to well-prepared grilled meat.

Ms Wardak, what do you wish for the future of the WSG?

First of all I am happy about the new website of the Wilhelm Salber company. It already shows visually what I wish for the future of the society.
Through the events calendar on the website we have the opportunity to draw attention to events that span several cities. This is a way to realize my wish for a greater openness and receptiveness to related disciplines. This also ties in with my wish for numerous organised lecture series and conferences, where cultural psychologists and Gestalt psychologists, students etc. can also give lectures. My wish for the WSG is that the exchange of experienced morphologists with young morphologists is encouraged and explicitly sought out. Finally, I wish for the WSG to always keep moving, to notice standstills and to counteract them.

Which area or phenomenon of human life should be morphologically investigated?

This is a very interesting and at the same time difficult question. I cannot say which phenomena or areas have not yet been psychologically studied. But since I feel a sense of belonging and closeness to art, I would spontaneously suggest works of art. The field of art psychology is in my opinion a broad and sustainable field. In the future, many jobs in production will disappear and people will increasingly want to search for their identity. By applying art coaching, I believe that morphological psychology can make an important contribution to this.

Through which points of contact did you get to know the psychological morphology?

I was looking for a place to study psychology in Germany in 2012. After some detours I got to know Prof. Armin Schulte and with him the morphology at the Business School Berlin. I studied business psychology for three years with a focus on depth and cultural psychology. Accordingly, my first actual point of contact was my admission interview in 2012 with Prof. Armin Schulte. One of my professors once said that there are no coincidences as such. I understood this sentence after the three years of study and also for the fact that I was allowed to get to know morphology.

Which psychological book do you use from time to time?

I often take the series of intermediate steps. In the intermediate steps there are a lot of exciting investigations. If I encounter a phenomenon in everyday life and I would like to learn more about it, my first point of contact is the register of intermediate steps. "Reality in Transition" by Daniel Salber is also one of the books that I go through from time to time and that always inspires me to think and join in. "Gestalt Psychology Compact" by Herbert Fitzek is also always a great enrichment.

Which country would you like to visit one day?

There is an enormously long list, which can hardly be shortened. But the next country I want to visit will be Norway. I would like to enjoy the beautiful nature pictures of Norway on a warm summer night with a chilled white wine and experience and discover them by a hiking tour.

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 have had to think long and hard about this question. It is a very interesting question, which also brought me into dreaming in other and former worlds. I would like to be able to see the sunrise through the eyes of the painter William Turner. I would like to be present at the creation of my favourite Turner work of art 'Light and Colour - the morning after the Flood - Moses writes the Book of Genesis'. I am fascinated by the colours he uses in his artwork, the objects and the people that dissolve in the atmospheric depths and vastness. The works of art show beautiful and at the same time terrible worlds. Just as our reality is now. I would let the transformation into Turner end with the sunset over the Thames in London.

Mrs. Wardak thank you for your answers.