This newspaper deals with the german people’s fear regarding potential social and economic consequences caused by thousands of refugees arriving in Germany in 2015/16.



Research Synthesis
Strategic Planning
Systems Thinking
Creative Problem-solving 


Cultural Psychology
Social Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Behavioral Science


Concept Creation

This project addresses the so called ‘Availability Bias’, a mental shortcut that relies on immediate examples that come to a given person's mind when evaluating a specific topic, concept, method or decision. One way to avoid this is to remind people of a similar situation in the past when everything worked out for the best. I applied this idea to address fear regarding the refugee crisis in Germany.

Most of the Germans know nothing about the fact that almost twenty years ago an amount of refugees almost as high as in 2017 has arrived in Germany. In this time the circumstances could be handled, too, without any negative impact on economy or society.

I tried to display a bar diagram showing the amount of refugees who have arrived in Germany through the last fifty years by transforming the bars into a row of photos depicting refugees in that time. Through this, a diagram is created as well as a comparison of the pictures of the past and today. Additionally I added quotes of politicians and people from now and then to show the similarities concerning the fears and thoughts of
the people in the different times.