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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (201 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen Horney Narrator: Heather Henderson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9781470803032
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One of the most original psychoanalysts after Freud, Karen Horney pioneered such now-familiar concepts as alienation, self-realization, and the idealized image, and she brought to psychoanalysis a new understanding of the importance of culture and environment.

Karen Horney was born in Hamburg 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 Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. 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 human development: the antithesis of healthy growth. She unfolds the different stages of this situation, describing neurotic claims, the tyranny of 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Neurosis and Human Growth is in my opinion the most important psychoanalytic contribution to our understanding of the human organism…since the basic work of Sigmund Freud.”

    Isidore Portnoy, MD

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 9/21/2013

    " Ahhh! This book was AMAZING! Everybody should read it right now! It will terrify you and amaze you and fill you with hope. It is like she looks in your head, writes down what is in there - and does not give up on you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 5/29/2013

    " This is a brilliant book! Horney is classified with the neo-Freudians like Erich Fromm. Her analysis of personality types with respect to aggression in this book is worth the price. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Fields | 4/19/2013

    " She's a complete genius "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori Jones | 9/2/2012

    " This book was extremely helpful when creating characters for my next book. An an author, I think it's interesting to know what makes people tick. Very informative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen Quigley | 3/21/2012

    " "Self-hate is Pride's inseparable companion and that he cannot have one without the other" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 3/5/2012

    " I read this in one of my seminary classes and it was by far one of my favorite books. Very thought-provoking and tends to make one very self-reflective. One I really need to read again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed | 2/3/2012

    " Ms. Horney was Freud's first female student... but she forged her own path and has written truly insightful works. Extremely insightful and worthwhile for personal self-understanding. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 12/23/2011

    " This was definitely interesting, but it was also extremely dense and hard to read. If you're interested in psychology it is definitely a cool perspective, but not enjoyable at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Schilling | 6/1/2011

    " All Karen Horney's books are very well written and clear, easy to understand. "

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About the Author
Author Karen Horney

Karen Horney, MD, (1885–1952) was one of the most influential psychoanalysts of the twentieth century. Her books include 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?

About the Narrator

Heather Henderson is a voice talent, theater critic, and dramaturg. In addition to narrating audiobooks, she has voiced hundreds of commercial and educational projects, and her arts reviews and poems have appeared in newspapers and magazines across the country. She holds MFA and DFA degrees from the Yale School of Drama. She lives in Oregon.