Erich Fromm's Psychoanalytic Social Theory

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Overview of Karen Horney's and Erich Fromm’s Psychoanalytic Social Theory Psychoanalytic theory according to Karen Horney's psychoanalytic is about the cultural and social conditions, it began during childhood time, and she believe it has a significant effect on one’s personality. Similar with many other psychoanalysis, Horney also believe a lot of Sigmund’s observations and his finding, but she objected to most of his interpretations, including his notions on feminine psychology (Theories of Personality, 2017). Meanwhile, Erich understanding is more towards humanistic psychoanalysis. Erich Fromm's humanistic theory on psychoanalysis is looking the perspective of psychology, anthropology, and history of oneself. He was influenced by Horney …show more content…
During her studied year, she became acquainted and became familiar with Freud’s theory and eventually became well known psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in Germany. However in her 40s, she move to United States, which was in Chicago only by then she moved to New York. After that, she discover a more socially oriented theory, which has more positive view on feminine development and left orthodox psychoanalysis. She died at the age of 67 (Theories of Personality, 2017).
Biography - Erich Fromm Erich Fromm who was born in Germany, in 1900, he was the child of an orthodox Jewish. He is a very thoughtful man in his early life, he was influenced by Freud, Marx, and also the bible, and by a lot of socialist ideology. After receiving his Ph.D., He started to be psychoanalysts. In 1934, Similar with Karen, he left Germany and moved to the United States, not only that he also began a psychoanalytic practice in US, where he also resumed his friendship with Karen Horney, whom he had known in Germany. Later on he spent his life in Mexico and Switzerland and eventually died in 1980. (Theories of Personality,
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However, parents often reject, neglect, or even dominate their children, this situation can lead to the child's feelings of basic hostility toward their parents. Children who repress their feelings of hostility, eventually they will develop feelings of unsafe, which lead to pervasive sense of apprehension or known as basic anxiety. People are able to protect themselves from basic anxiety with few protective devices, which includes affection, submissiveness, power, prestige, or possession, and also withdrawal. (Theories of Personality,

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