Karen Horney

Psychologist, Academic

1885 – 1952

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Who was Karen Horney?

Karen Horney was a German psychoanalyst who practiced in the United States during her later career. Her theories questioned some traditional Freudian views. This was particularly true of her theories of sexuality and of the instinct orientation of psychoanalysis. She is credited with founding feminist psychology in response to Freud's theory of penis envy. She disagreed with Freud about inherent differences in the psychology of men and women, and she traced such differences to society and culture rather than biology. As such, she is often classified as Neo-Freudian.

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Born
Sep 16, 1885
Blankenese
Also known as
  • Karen Horney Clementine Theodore
  • Karen Horney Clementine Danielsen
  • Karen Danielsen
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Nationality
  • Germany
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Education
  • Humboldt University of Berlin
  • University of Freiburg
Died
Dec 4, 1952
New York City

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on July 23, 2013

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