List of my Essays

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My essential online-publications in one big list.

(Fr)agility in IT Management


  1. Best practice as an illusion of reductionist computer scientists.
    Category fragility | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 337.92 kB

  2. An essay introducing a psychological framework for dealing with conflict in IT-management, particularly at the threshold between agile and best-practice environments. (German language)
    Category fragility | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 368.39 kB

  3. IT-Management an der Schwelle zwischen Agilität und Fragilität. Betrchtungen von Stabilität, Robustheit und Innovation.
    Category fragility | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 1001.94 kB

  4. A collection of texts from the old aliando.com website, compiled into a coherent piece of text.
    Category fragility | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 1.74 MB

Psychology, Epistemology, and Science


  1. Angela Merkel was the first female German chancellor and has been dominating the Forbes list of Most Powerful Women since 2006, replacing Condoleeza Rice. This study investigates Angela Merkel’s leadership style in different, relevant contexts.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 150.18 kB

  2. Dwek's Growth Mindset: The Ultimate Psychology Fad? A critical presentation.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 16.61 MB

  3. There's more to ADHD than attention training.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 138.09 kB

  4. Schizophrenia is not learned helplessness, but there is a joint underlying biological circuit.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 140.19 kB

  5. Some similarities cannot be denied.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 128.47 kB

  6. Dear Carol Dweck: We already call that "science"!
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 124.51 kB

  7. The American Dream does have its resource limits.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 226.01 kB

  8. What Einstein did to physics, Vygotsky did to cognition.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 262.31 kB

  9. Or: Popper's absolute fallacy.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 568.72 kB

  10. What makes us different from other mammals?
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 384.04 kB

  11. Tasks based on meta-systemic knowledge are the thing to focus on in late adulthood.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 822.29 kB

  12. A hierarchical approach at learning as a response to one's environment.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 372.71 kB

  13. Strategies for learning opportunities in the young and elderly.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 149.92 kB

  14. An energy/impulse aproach at modelling learned helplessness.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 157.73 kB

  15. Whereas empathic distress appears to be automatic, the development of empathic care is hard work.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 154.68 kB

  16. B. F. Skinner refused to accept the reality of any internal phenomena.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 427.53 kB

  17. Traditional vs. Constructivist approaches to learning.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 262.95 kB

  18. Can Animals Understand Language?
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 225.20 kB

  19. An illustration of monist constructivism, combining approaches of materialist and social constructivism. Narrative file.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 46.48 kB

  20. An illustration of Monist Constructivism, combining materialist and social constructivism approaches. Presentation file.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 32.69 MB

  21. Anxiety as the common driver in attachment theory and lifespan development.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 141.34 kB

  22. The language of the researchers limits what they can observe in other cultures.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 139.82 kB

  23. An essay on attachment types regarding relationships.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 130.14 kB

  24. The second epistemological shift in psychology: From Freud's categories via Eysenck's linear traits towards cultural trajectories.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 133.69 kB

  25. A discussion of biological defaults.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 129.97 kB

  26. Although this study contains fictitious data and setup, it can serve as an example paper and includes an in-depth discussion of personality traits in the light of indigenous societies.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 461.25 kB

  27. The study of personality development advances with the philosophical and scientific context in which the respective theories are embedded.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 133.69 kB

  28. On absolute truth and explanatory principles.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 130.49 kB

  29. A correlation between opposition against immigrants and distrust into what is perceived the class of professional politicians that is seen belonging to the elite of political establishment
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 129.32 kB

  30. An essay on gut microbes and weight regain.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 139.77 kB

  31. Psychology's first epistemological shift from categorical to linear models.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 214.33 kB

  32. Introducing two perspectives on dissociation: shifting objects and shifting subjects.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 257.11 kB

  33. Illustrating the difference of linear and looped causal thinking using analysing 3-node paths in the ancient Chinese 5-phase model.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 490.34 kB

  34. A holistic view upon obesity from habits to gut microbes.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 27.01 kB

  35. Three perspectives on prejudice: fight-or-flight response, neuro-prejudice, and the différance of social understanding.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 114.33 kB

  36. A short story on learning and paradigm shifts from a perspective deep inside the brain.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 107.48 kB

  37. Triggered by a discussion on South-African genocide, aggression, dominance, group-think within military groups, and a documentary on World War II, particularly the madness of Waffen-SS (Hitler’s elite guards). Particularly interesting are statements of denial or people who defended Hitler long after the war was over. Hinting at what drives people to such behavior was one soldier reflecting that in the end they had nothing left they really fought for.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 99.82 kB

  38. Combining E. Tory Higgins' self-discrepancies with Maruyama's mindscapes, introducing the concept of mindscape discrepancies as socio-epistemological conflicts.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 91.76 kB

  39. Aggression is a phenomenon perceived as pain. Violence thus becomes an expression of behavior that is targeted at producing emotions in other people. This article discusses verbal behaviour of parents inducing ideas in children that may count as agression.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 87.42 kB

  40. A short essay including social bias.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 86.77 kB

  41. Alcohol as an inhibitor of inhibition.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 79.40 kB

  42. Biologically, the causal chain contains molecule, organelle, cell, tissue, organ (system), nerves (system) and person. Socially, this person participates in two-person interacts, family, community, culture, society and biosphere. However, the psychological axis of the person is reduced to “experience and behavior”. This article expands on the biopsychosocial model in the psychological dimension.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 111.38 kB

  43. A holistic perspective on the habit of smoking.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 123.13 kB

  44. A short story on Management.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 821.12 kB

  45. This article examines neurobiological research on anhedonia in major depressive disorder (MDD) from a holistic, biopsychosocial point of view.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 387.73 kB

  46. argue that the empirical hardness of neuroscience today remains confined to sensorimotor systems. Criteria for scientific research, when applied to the cognitive branch of neurosciences, pose more questions than they provide answers. Brain research has become a muse of contemporary pop-art, dominated by pseudoscience and sociologically looping back to the scientific process.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 173.99 kB

  47. The mind-brain debate is a discussion on the degree of independence of mental processes from the physiological environment in which they are experienced. It has been argued along several axes, each analyzing different properties of the mind in relation to the brain: reductionist vs. holistic, materialist vs. idealist, monistic vs. dualistic, and many more. A short discussion of the many.
    Category science-psychology | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 113.31 kB

The Art of Balls (Pool Billiards)


  1. A collection of essay from the old "The Art of Balls" Website.
    Category art-of-balls | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 1.65 MB

  2. Part 7 gives an in-depth system for bank shots.
    Category art-of-balls | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 1.39 MB

  3. Part 6 gives an in-depth discussion of position play with many examples using the terms and anchors introduced in part 1-3. In difference to other systems, the anchor point are diamonds, not the quadrants between them.
    Category art-of-balls | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 1016.97 kB

  4. Part 5 gives an in-depth discussion of spin, aiming on the equator and clock system, deflection, effects of low and high deflection shafts. In the secod part, many more systems for 2 or 3 rails are introduced.
    Category art-of-balls | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 2.81 MB

  5. Part 4 covers the length of rolling balls at arbitrary angles. In the second half, many helpful systems from carom that work on pool tables are introduced.
    Category art-of-balls | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 1.71 MB

  6. Part 3 covers a system for shot-making based on fractional aiming with fixed aiming positions. It can be scaled from all the table to just a small table area, and incudes arbitrary angles.
    Category art-of-balls | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 1.24 MB

  7. Part 2 provides a precision system for stun shots, detailing how far the cue ball travels.
    Category art-of-balls | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 916.84 kB

  8. Part 1 includes a system to master follow and draw shots at defined lengths with high consistency and natural anchors.
    Category art-of-balls | Author Gwen Stoll | File size 3.10 MB

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