Welcome to My Website!

My name is Annette. I am a freelance writer and cover topics that I am fascinated by: psychological research, the life of interesting people, intercultural experiences. I am also a Yoga teacher and love to share with my students the joys and benefits that this practice entails. While my primary base is San Francisco, I also spend a couple of months every year in my native country Germany.

For additional information about my background see below.  

Details about my writing can be found here .

To learn more about my Yoga practice and how I teach click here.  

Recent Article on 
Contagious Emotions

Anger, sadness and moodiness easily jump from one person to another.
Why is that so - and how can we protect ourselves from the negative emotions of others?
Psychologie Heute Compact No. 59, 2019  Access here.

Recent Interviews & Profiles

Interview with Professor Jean Twenge (San Diego State University) on IGen - Generation Smartphone 
Psychologie Heute 06/2018 
Access here.


Interview with Professor Lisa Feldman Barrett (Northeastern University, Boston) on the construction of emotions 
Psychologie Heute 03/2018 
Access here.


Profile Ursula Staudinger (Columbia University, New York)
Psychologie Heute 05/2020 
Access here.

Recent Article on
the Power of Fear 

Fear reveals what is important to us. About the hidden potential of a strong feeling
Psychologie Heute 11/2019 - Access here


CV or How I Got Here

Born in Saarbruecken and raised in Cologne (Germany); high school graduation (Abitur); gap year working in France and England; 2 year apprenticeship as a banker (WestLB, Düsseldorf)

Masters degree in Economics, University of Cologne; exchange semester at Trinity College, Dublin; first journalistic experiences as intern at Börsen-Zeitung 

Doctoral degree and research assistance at University of Cologne (Chair of Professor C.C. von Weizsäcker, dissertation on short termism at the German stock market)  

Additional studies in psychology at the Open University (UK) and Fernuniversität Hagen (Germany) - no degree yet, but I’m working on it 

Editor for Manager Magazin, Hamburg

Since 1998 freelance journalist and author; topics: psychological research, profiles, business/ management/ career; since 2006 US-correspondent of Psychologie Heute

Yoga teacher training at Tejas Yoga, Chicago (graduation March 2016); since then teaching individuals and groups