Studying psychology, week 7: “Little Albert” experiment & depth perception

The week goes by in a flash. What happened to “Little Albert”? The case of “Little Albert” came up in a few lectures already, and is pretty well-known among psychology students. John B. Watson and Rosalie Rayner ran this experiment on a 9-month-old boy referred as “Albert”, they published the results in 1920. They followed… Continue reading Studying psychology, week 7: “Little Albert” experiment & depth perception

Studying psychology, week 6: Piaget’s model of cognitive development

I feel like I’m starting to get into a groove. The first weeks of not having any clue whatsoever are somewhat over, and I’m starting to genuinely enjoy all of this. The amount of new things that I’m learning every day is almost beyond what I can grasp, and it feels like my horizon is… Continue reading Studying psychology, week 6: Piaget’s model of cognitive development

Studying psychology, week 5: intro to diagnostics manuals and guilt

Uni getting more and more intense week over week, all of us feel the demands of our lectures and seminars increase. Intro to diagnostics manuals & the power of language In clinical psychology, we review ICD-10 and DSM-5, the two main standard works for diagnostics. ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases) is issued by WHO and… Continue reading Studying psychology, week 5: intro to diagnostics manuals and guilt

Studying psychology, week 3: first presentation as a psychology student on altruism

Preparing for my first presentation at uni & waving synonyms goodbye I start prep for my first presentation as a psychology student together with my classmate M. Just three weeks ago, I had my last presentation at a tech conference. Presenting is one of the very few things at uni that I feel at least… Continue reading Studying psychology, week 3: first presentation as a psychology student on altruism

Studying psychology, week 1: everything anew, and the academic quarter

What I’ve been waiting for so long is finally happening: Uni, day one (here’s why). And just a regular grey Monday in October. I take the subway, get to the building complex, and am already completely lost, but at least not alone: another student, also lost, joins me on the search. Eventually we find where… Continue reading Studying psychology, week 1: everything anew, and the academic quarter

Big news: starting a leadership coaching & consulting firm, and going to university

This summer, I made some big and incredibly exciting changes: After many years in engineering leadership positions and in the seventeenth year of my career, I’m starting my own engineering leadership coaching & consulting firm, and I’m studying psychology at the most prestigious university in Germany in the field. [Insert :scream: emoji here.] Continuing my… Continue reading Big news: starting a leadership coaching & consulting firm, and going to university

Twenty-Eighteen

This was quite something. Thinking about it and going over last year’s events, I’m not quite sure how all of it ever fit into one year. As I’m writing this, I’m sitting on a red couch with a piano nearby while the wind is blowing outside, I just had some tea and mini pizzas, and,… Continue reading Twenty-Eighteen