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    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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    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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    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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    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, 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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    Karen Horney was a German psychoanalyst who was born in 1885. Her ideologies and theories regarding the personality contrasted greatly from Sigmund Freud’s and are still widely viewed today. Horney focused heavily on the idea of hypercompetitiveness and it’s effects on people. She first developed this idea when she came to America in the 1930’s. 
 Horney defines hypercompetitiveness as “a sweeping desire to compete and win in order to keep or heighten beliefs that one is worthy.” (Engler, 2014).…

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    Psychologist Karen Horney once said, “The psychology of women hitherto actually represents a deposit of the desires and disappointments of men,” (Karen Horney Quotes). She was Psychoanalyst with many contributions to psychology. She is best known for her work in Feminine Psychology, her Theory of Neurotic Needs, and for her involvement in Neo-Freudian Psychology, (Cherry). She was born on September 16th, in 1885 in Germany, in a village outside of Hamburg, to Clotilde and Berndt Danielson. Her…

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    "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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    Beyond Genetics (Karen Horney’s Views on the Psychological Differences Between Men and Women) Imagine you’re in the delivery room, prepared to give birth for the first time. You’re expecting fraternal twins; Hazel and Harvey. From the time that they are born into this world and each year that they age, you have to learn and adjust to each of their needs. When they are an infant, to toddler, teenager and then adult raising both your twins is a challenge due to their different genders. It’s not…

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    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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