Portrait of the WSG member Thomas Pohne. On November 9, 2020, he will give a lecture on the TV series "Game of Thrones" at the Wilhelm Salber Library

Thomas Pohne was born in Cologne in 1965 and studied psychology, philosophy, ethnology and German language and literature. He has been working in qualitative market and media research since 1995 and spent many years at rheingold in Cologne, most recently as head of international research. After five years in Berlin, he now lives again as a freelance market researcher, consultant, copywriter and translator in Bonn-Bad Godesberg. He loves good food, films, music and cats and avoids sport in any form. We submitted our six questions to Mr Pohne. These are his answers:

Mr Pohne, what do you wish for the future of the WSG?
That she rediscovers and carries forward what for me is the essence of Wilhelm Salber's morphology: not so much the methods and schemes, but rather the freedom of thought, the courage of contradiction to what is just capable of being the majority, the questioning, twisting and straining of comfortable and obvious answers, the distrust, the obstinacy, the wit of psychologists.

Which area or phenomenon of human life should be morphologically investigated?
The memory and the memory.

Through which points of contact did you get to know the psychological morphology?
1985, on FW Heubach's legendary lecture: "The Soul as Commonplace ". After that I listened to Salber's lectures and seminars for years. You couldn't really understand them, at least not in the common sense, but I noticed that I was offered something that I couldn't find elsewhere. And then I stuck with it for 35 years, in various forms, and waited for this promise to be fulfilled. Somehow it did.

Which psychological book do you use from time to time?
I learned from Salber that even where there is no psychology on it, there can be some in it. From time to time I take a Luther Bible in the translation of 1534 and the remote control of my television set.

Which country would you like to visit one day?
Well, there's no bucket list, if that's what you mean. I've seen quite a bit myself. India, Japan, the U.S. I'd like to visit again. And if nothing comes up, I will travel to Azerbaijan in 2021, I have wanted to go there for a long time.

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'd like to experience what it's like to be a woman. I don't think a day is enough, though. I think it's more like a year.

Mr Pohne, thank you for your answers.