Karen Horney ( /ˈhɔrnaɪ/) born Danielsen (16 September 1885 – 4 December 1952) was a German psychoanalyst. Her theories questioned some traditional Freudian views, particularly her theory of sexuality, as well as the instinct orientation of psychoanalysis and its genetic psychology. As such, she is often classified as Neo-Freudian.
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... ISBN 0-393-00686-7 The Collected Works of Karen Horney (2 vols.), Norton, 1950 ... ISBN 1-199-36635-8 The Adolescent Diaries of Karen Horney, Basic Books, New York, 1980 ... ISBN 0-300-07527-8 The Unknown Karen Horney Essays on Gender, Culture, and Psychoanalysis, ed ...
... In the 1940s, the German Freudian psychoanalyst Karen Horney "developed her mature theory in which individuals cope with the anxiety produced by feeling unsafe, unloved, and undervalued by disowning their spontaneous ... Horney investigated these patterns of neurotic needs (compulsive attachments) ... is, "If I do not let anyone close to me, I won't get hurt." A neurotic, according to Horney desires to be distant because of being abused ...
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“Is not the tremendous strength in men of the impulse to creative work in every field precisely due to their feeling of playing a relatively small part in the creation of living beings, which constantly impels them to an overcompensation in achievement?”
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