Neurosis and Human Growth: The Struggle Toward Self-realization
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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For people interested in psychology or human development. Karen Horneyes book is surprisingly way ahead of her time. The conclusions she reached in the 1950s are now being proven by genetics ... Read full review
This book is a gem for all people.
A MORALITY OF EVOLUTION
THE SEARCH FOR GLORY
THE TYRANNY OF THE SHOULD
SELFHATE AND SELFCONTEMPT
ALIENATION FROM SELF
GENERAL MEASURES TO RELIEVE TENSION
The Appeal of Love
The Appeal of Freedom
NEUROTIC DISTURBANCES IN HUMAN RELATION SHIPS
IS NEUROTIC DISTURBANCES IN WORK
THE ROAD OF PSYCHOANALYTIC THERAPY
The Appeal of Mastery