Neurosis and Human Growth: The Struggle Toward Self-realization

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1991 - Psychology - 391 pages

Karen Horney was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1885 and studied at the University of Berlin, receiving her medical degree in 1913. From 1914 to 1918 she studied psychiatry at Berlin-Lankwitz, Germany, and from 1918 to 1932 taught at the Berlin Psychoanalytic Institute. She participated in many international congresses, among them the historic discussion of lay analysis, chaired by Sigmund Freud.

Dr. Horney came to the United States in 1932 and for two years was Associate Director of the Psychoanalytic Institute, Chicago. In 1934 she came to New York and was a member of the teaching staff of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute until 1941, when she became one of the founders of the Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis and the American Institute for Psychoanalysis.

In Neurosis and Human Growth, Dr. Horney discusses the neurotic process as a special form of the human development, the antithesis of healthy growth. She unfolds the different stages of this situation, describing neurotic claims, the tyranny or inner dictates and the neurotic's solutions for relieving the tensions of conflict in such emotional attitudes as domination, self-effacement, dependency, or resignation. Throughout, she outlines with penetrating insight the forces that work for and against the person's realization of his or her potentialities.

This 40th Anniversary Edition includes a new preface by Stephanie Steinfeld, Ph.D., and Jeffrey Rubin, M.D., of the American Institute for Psychoanalysis.

 

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Contents

A MORALITY OF EVOLUTION
13
THE SEARCH FOR GLORY
17
NEUROTIC CLAIMS
40
THE TYRANNY OF THE SHOULD
64
NEUROTIC PRIDE
86
SELFHATE AND SELFCONTEMPT
110
ALIENATION FROM SELF
155
GENERAL MEASURES TO RELIEVE TENSION
176
The Appeal of Love
214
MORBID DEPENDENCY
239
The Appeal of Freedom
259
NEUROTIC DISTURBANCES IN HUMAN RELATION SHIPS
291
IS NEUROTIC DISTURBANCES IN WORK
309
THE ROAD OF PSYCHOANALYTIC THERAPY
333
THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS
366
REFERENCE READINGS
379

The Appeal of Mastery
187

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Karen Horney (1885-1952) was one of the most influential psychoanalysts of the twentieth century. Her books include Neurosis and Human Growth, The Neurotic Personality of Our Time, New Ways in Psychoanalysis, Our Inner Conflicts, Self-Analysis, Feminine Psychology, Final Lectures, and, as editor, Are You Considering Psychoanalysis?

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