NEUROSIS AND HUMAN GROWTH According to Karen Horney in Neurosis and Human Growth, people defend themselves against feeling unsafe, unloved. Edited by Karen Horney ARE YOU CONSIDERING PSYCHOANALYSI S? KAREN HORNEY, M. D.. NEUROSIS AND HUMAN GROWTH The Struggle Toward. Neurosis and Human Growth by Karen Horney. Neurosis and . (c) the constructive discontent with self; Horney defines conscience as only (c).

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Quotes from Neurosis and Huma One of the hardest I have ever read. The only thing I didn’t like is Horney’s statement that homosexuality is an illness.

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Sign in to save your search Sign in to your personal account. Horney devotes thirteen chapters to an analysis of the neurotic development in all its nuances and the various forms it can take frowth a person grows into adulthood, one chapter to the process of overcoming neurosis in therapy, and one chapter to how her theory compares and contrasts with classical psychoanalytic theory.

According to Karen Horney in Neurosis and Human Growthpeople defend themselves against feeling unsafe, unloved, and unvalued by developing interpersonal growfh intrapsychic strategies of defense. Mar 08, Arman Mohammadi Yazdi rated it liked it Shelves: In it she outlines her theory of neurosis. Ours, with all its cognizance of the tragic element in neurosis, is an optimistic one.


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Neurosis and Human Growth: The Struggle Towards Self-Realization by Karen Horney

The principal subject of the book, however, is what happens when a person’s spontaneity is crushed in early life. A more parsimonious explanation against self-extinction may more likely be found somewhere griwth the annals of modern evolutionary theory. I have the highest admiration of her.

It is like she looks in your head, writes down what is in there – and does not give up on you. People take pride in the imaginary attributes of their idealized selves, demand that the world treat them in accordance with their grandiose conception of themselves, and drive themselves to live up to the dictates of their solution. As such, she snd often classified as Neo-Freudian.

Horney is classified with the neo-Freudians like Erich Fromm. Karen Horney was born in Hamburg, Growtn, in and studied at the University of Berlin, receiving her medical degree in Available Our Retail Price: The central conflict that our psyche revolves around is the the conflict between the “pseudo-self” that we have erected, and our real self.

That and many other things, Neurosis and Human Growth introduces us to many tricks our mind can play on us on the path to personal growth. When I look at some of the books I’ve rated, I sometimes find myself wondering whether I really did rate it at such level.

Neurosis and Human Growth

Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. In Horney’s view, the key difference between neurosis and healthy growth is the difference between compulsive actions fueled by anxiety and spontaneous actions fueled by one’s full range of emotions. This book is an epic work of Neo-Freudian Psychoanalysis. Arrogant-vindictive people have a need to retaliate for childhood injuries and to achieve mastery by manipulating others.


This is far more useful than any self help book. The Appeal of Love. You do not need to have a background in psychology More like a three.


Man’s energies are directed toward realization himan his own potentialities. Neurosis and Human Growth First edition. Each of these solutions entails a constellation of personality traits, behaviors, and beliefs, and a bargain with fate in which obedience to the dictates of that solution is supposed to be rewarded.

Brief But Comprehensive Psychotherapy: The struggle toward self-realization Karen Horney Limited preview – She had fundamental disagreements with Freud and is known as a Neo-Freudian. This is the book for those who want solid, logical answers for why neurosls think the way they think. Purchase access Subscribe now.