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Karen Horney

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Kayla brooks

on 14 April 2014

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Karen Horney and Alfred Adler are two very similar yet different neo-analytic theorists.
At first glance, it may appear that Horney stole some of Adler's best ideas.
It is, of course, quite conceivable that she was influenced by Adler.
It is clear, for example, that Horney’s three neurotic solutions are very close to Adler's personality typology.
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Her view on neurosis is still the predominant view
Seen as positive because of impact on women, training methods, low cost psych treatments, advancing psych thought
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Karen Horney
Neurosis Theory

The Karen Horney Clinic was founded in 1955 in honor of Karen Horney, a pioneer in the field of psychoanalysis.
Goal was to provide low cost services to people in need and offer training to mental health workers
Programs reflected the idea that people can change, which is a 180 from her peers
Created a branch of psychology with an emphasis on women
Also published Neurosis and Human Growth.
Karen developed a theory of neurosis that is still popular today.
Ten neuroses serve as a coping mechanism for people
Need for: power; affection; social prestige; independence
While Horney followed much of Sigmund Freud's theory, she disagreed with his views on female psychology.
Rejected idea of penis envy, saying it was demeaning to women
Created idea of womb envy saying men feel inferior because they can't give birth

Became depressed at age 9, when a brother she had a crush on rejected her.
At around the same time, she became very ambitious and rebellious.
As she did not see herself as an attractive girl, she was certain that doing good in school was the best alternative.
She described her father as a strict disciplinarian.
Married a law student named Oscar Horney in 1909.
In 1911 her brother died and living on was extremely difficult.
n 1926 Horney left her husband and took her 3 daughters to live the United States.
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