Karen Horney

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  • Karen Horney

    Karen Horney has made many outstanding contributions to the world of social science, especially in the field of psychology. Prior to becoming a social scientist, Karen attended The University of Freiburg where she studied medicine. While attending university, Karen suffered the loss of both her parents which led her to meet with a psychoanalyst for therapy. It was during her treatment that she became interested in pursuing her education and career in psychology. She then went on to study at the Berlin Psychoanalytic Institute under Karl Abraham, who was not only her mentor but also her her psychoanalytic therapist (Held 2010). Karen specialized in psychoanalysis, which is a type of therapy in which mental disorders are treated by discussing…

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  • Factors Contributing Karen Danielson's Contribution To Psychology

    Karen Danielson was born on September 16, 1885 to Berndt Wackels Danielson and Clotilde née van Ronzelen in Blankenese, Germany. At the age of nine, Karen developed a crush on one of her older brothers who soon pushed her away leading her to begin suffering from depression effecting her for the rest of her life. After her mother left her father, Karen entered medical school at University of Freiburg, she transferred to one other school before graduating from University of Berlin in 1913. She…

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  • Personal Essay: My Autobiography

    Karen Horney was an independent woman that reached her dreams without letting people to get in her way. Both my great-grandmother and Karen Horney influenced me how every though I am a newly single mother as well as a college student, I can and I will get past this dark phase in my life. Although tough and at times I may want to give up, I know that if I put myself and my son first to focus on what we need that I can succeed because in the end, all those obstacles will be worth…

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  • Alfred Adler's Theory Of Personality

    Horney’s three interpersonal orientations included: moving toward, moving away, and moving against. Her theory was that a healthy, non-neurotic individual should express all three orientations when the circumstances call for it (Cloninger, p. 107). If Horney could view my life, I believe she would consider my interpersonal orientation a healthy mix of the three. At times, I can fall more towards the moving toward people orientation than any other. As stated above in the example for Adler, I am a…

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  • Karen Horney Self Realization

    Karen Horney, Self-Realization, and Neurotic Society The striving towards self-realization is present in each of us, regardless if we consciously choose to grow, learn, or improve ourselves. In fact, we don't have to do anything at all and the driving force in us will lead us towards development and growth. However, it doesn't mean that it will lead us in the right direction, and neither it means that allowing ourselves to by driven by this unconscious mechanism will enable us to become the…

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  • The Distrust Between Sexes By Karen Horney

    "Unpleasant experiences with the opposite sex seem to be unavoidable." This is one of Karen Horney 's first statements when she speaks directly about sexual matters and what she sees as male anxieties. She describes the distinct conflict areas between men and women and how it is from psychologically originated in her piece called The Distrust Between Sexes. Karen Horney was a psychiatrist whose career was developed independently when influenced by Sigmund Freud according to a biography…

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  • Angel: A Case Study Of Angel By Karen Horney

    Horney explains that children have to suppress any discontent and instead gain the affection of adults for a feeling of security though if these problems continue to adulthood it is due to parental neglect during childhood (Freidman & Schustack, 2016). In a longitudinal study by Beckwith, Cohen, and Hamilton (1999), Horney’s parental neglect theory was put under consideration, asking whether adult attachment reflects infancy experiences or is it a result of combination of more recent events.…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Anorexia Nervosa

    I remember the day my eight-year old sister came to me asking me how much a girl her age should weigh. At the time, I was only nine and thought her question was odd, but went along with my day. The next few months my sister began dieting and exercising and continued to reach and reset her weight goal. It quickly spiraled out of control and within weeks was diagnosed with anorexia and hospitalized. Looking back, it still astonishes me that someone that young could feel the need to lose weight…

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  • Karen Horney's Theory

    Hook- Karen Danielsen Horney’s work added great discoveries to social psychology, opposing to the greatest psychologist of her time, Sigmund Freud. Background Info: Born on September 16, 1885 , in Blankenese, Germany Family: Berndt Wackels Danielsen(Sr)-father; Clotilde, Née Van Ronzelen-mother; Berndt Danielsen (Jr)-brother Wasn’t close to her family, and became depressed as a child Married to Oscar Horney from 1917 to 1937 Received her medical degree in 1911 Died on December 4, 1952 in New…

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  • Karen Horney's Psychoanalytic Theory

    and teachings of Karen Horney. The purpose of this paper is for one to learn about Horney’s life and her contributions to the field. Karen was largely known for her Neo-Freudian perspective. The following will discuss Horney’s Social and Cultural Psychoanalytic Theory. Karen was also one of the first feminist psychologists and greatly affected the beliefs of female psychology. Without Karen Horney’s studies and theories on female psychology and psychodynamic thought the knowledge that is…

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