Between eclecticism and reductionism
Seduction by reductionism
Avoiding dangerous "explanatory traps"
Multidimensionality as a guiding principle
The multidimensional perspective enables a holistic approach
First core component: creativity
Second core component: multiperspectivity
The great relevance of the unconscious and the emotions
Emotion and cognition are no contradictions
Psychological motives as an overall explanatory and analytical model
Three motivational clusters: activation, dominance, structuring
Deep Brain Approach: paving the way for innovative and unusual strategic methods

The multidimensional perspective enables a holistic approach

The multidimensional analysis of the Deep Brain approach works and acts in a quasi-paradoxical way. Bringing together different perspectives, levels and explanatory methods, it does justice to the complexity of a particular problem far better than a one-dimensional procedure.

1. A multidimensional analysis will therefore – to fully understand perceptions, motives and behaviour – attempt to elicit not only what is conscious but also preconscious and even unconscious if possible.
a) Conscious
b) Preconscious
c) Unconscious
2. A multidimensional analysis will in addition attempt to include all the essential levels that influence human perceptions, motives and behaviour.
a) Body / brain (biology/neurobiology)
b) Individual / psyche (psychology)
c) Society / interaction (sociology)
d) Culture / tradition (cultural sciences)

This results in an extensive analysis that takes account of as many influencing factors as possible and that does not shy away from bringing together seemingly contradictory theories and hypotheses. Such an analysis will bring out the unity in diversity and produce an integrated answer to the problem at hand. This is why, at the end, we will always also attempt to transform the complex structure into an integrated and comprehensive explanatory approach.