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Karen Horney Power Point

by: Niki Sos

niki sos

on 19 October 2012

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Transcript of Karen Horney Power Point

Karen Horney “The perfect normal person is rare in our civilization.”
“Like all sciences and all valuations, the psychology of women has hitherto been considered only from the point of view of men.”
” Concern should drive us into action, not into a depression.”
“There is no good reason why we should not develop and change until the last day we live.”
“Life itself still remains a very effective therapist”
-Karen Horney •Born in Hamburg, Germany on September16th 1885 Personal: •Received her medical degree in 1913 at the university of Freiberg •Became a psychoanalyst in Berlin •1936 published “The Neurotic Personality of Our Time” •1939 published “New Ways in Psychoanalysis” •1942 published “Self Analysis” and co-founded the American Institute of Psychoanalysis •Practiced, taught, and wrote until her death in 1952. •She died on December 4, 1952 •Was one of the first female psychologists Career •Went to New Work and worked with the New York Psychoanalytic Institute (NYPI) •She challenged Freud’s theories such as Penis Envy •Horney thought that all men had Womb Envy where men were jealous because they couldn’t give birth •She thought Freud’s theories were demeaning to women •Was often characterized as Neo-Freudian •She believed that Freud was too interested in things of the past (i.e. infants…) •She thought behavior was based on the culture and society people lived in (i.e. Nurture) •She had different perspectives because she had seen American and European cultures •Because she disagreed with Freud’s views she was asked to resign at NYPI •Her book New ways of Psychoanalysis was controversial because it challenged other pschoanalysists •She also developed theories of neurosis (mild mental illness) Personality Theory-Neurosis •Neu-ro-sis: a functional disorder in which the patient has feelings of anxiety, compulsion, obsession etc. that dominate the personality •Karen believed that every person was on the road to self-actualization •She believed that neuroses were direct results of what kind of childhood someone had experienced •Her theory was that people could change when they became self-aware •She thought that self-idealization (thinking that you are glorious) eventually would lead to self-hate and other issues •believed that people were able to act as their own therapists •Horney said that neurotic behaviors could fall into three categories 1.Moving towards people/compliance 2.Moving away from people/detachment 3.Moving against people/aggression
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