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

Second core component: multiperspectivity

The two components “multiperspectivity” and “creativity” are closely related. While the “creativity” component enables new pathways to be opened up via the unusual combination of different theories and hypotheses, the “multiperspectivity” component (also known as “triangulation” in scientific jargon) with its inclusion of different perspectives aims to safeguard and validate the hypotheses and assessments made.

“Triangulation” should be understood as the cross-linking of various perspectives, theories, hypotheses, research methods and sources of data and information. With the aid of “triangulation” we can add greater breadth and depth to an analysis of human behaviour – and therefore greater explanatory power.

The “multiperspectivity” component also includes the possibility of getting various experts and their respective disciplines around a table or in a study group in order to maximise the variety of possible explanatory models on the one hand and on the other to combine and incorporate in an integrated way the explanatory approaches we have found.