Self-analysis

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1942 - Psychology - 280 pages
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In this book, Dr. Horney discusses the possibilities of self-analysis - to what extent individuals can use the techniques of psychoanalysis on their own to solve problems. She discusses the driving forces in the neuroses, the different stages of psychoanalytic understanding, the patient's and the analyst's share in the psychoanalytic process, occasional and systematic self-analysis, and the realistic expectations of undertaking self-analysis.
  

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Contents

Feasibility and Desirability of SelfAnalysis
13
The Driving Forces in Neuroses
35
Stages of Psychoanalytic Understanding
68
The Patients Share in the Psychoanalytic Process
93
The Analysts Share in the Psychoanalytic Process
113
Occasional SelfAnalysis
138
Systematic SelfAnalysis Preliminaries
159
Systematic SelfAnalysis of a Morbid Dependency
173
Spirit and Rules of Systematic SelfAnalysis
225
Dealing with Resistances
243
Limitations of SelfAnalysis
260
Index
277
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Page 6 - ... injuring their relationships with others. As will happen when any new vista is opened up, the significance of this new orientation was at first overrated. It was frequently declared, and the opinion is still widespread, that analysis is the only means of furthering personality growth. Needless to say, that is not true. Life itself is the most effective help for our development.

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Karen Danielsen Horney was a German-born American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. Educated at the universities of Freiburg, Gottingen, and Berlin, she practiced in Europe until 1932, when she moved to the United States. Initially, she taught at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, but with others broke away in 1941 to found the American Institute for Psychoanalysis. Horney took issue with several orthodox Freudian teachings, including the Oedipus complex, the death instinct, and the inferiority of women. She thought that classical psychoanalytic theory overemphasized the biological sources of neuroses. Her own theory of personality stressed the sociological determinants of behavior and viewed the individual as capable of fundamental growth and change.

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