To make the invisible visible

»I do think that the problem in the human and social sciences is to make invisible things visible. This means that all the original purposes and intentions of people involved in a situation are from the beginning assumed to be not the whole story. It means that it is necessary to look at underlying mechanisms, forces, or whatever you want to call them, and not to take the ›obvious‹, that which is visible to the naked eye, for granted.«


Marie Jahoda, ›The Psychology of the Invisible. An Interview with David Fryer‹, in: ›New Ideas in Psychology‹, 4 / Nr. 1 (1986), S. 107–118, hier: S. 108.