Karen Horney

Karen Horney

"All the drives for glory have in common the reaching out for greater knowledge, wisdom, virtue, or powers than are given to human beings; they all aim at the absolute, the unlimited, the infinite. Nothing short of absolute fearlessness, mastery, or saintliness has any appeal for the neurotic obsessed with the drive for glory. He is therefore the antithesis of the truly religious man. For the latter, only to God are all things possible: the neurotic's version is: nothing is impossible to me. His will power should have magic proportions, his reasoning be infallible, his foresight flawless, his knowledge all encompassing. The theme of the devil's pact . . . begins to emerge. The neurotic is the Faust who is not satisfied with knowing a great deal, but has to know everything."
--Karen Horney, Neurosis and Human Growth



Karen Horney at History of Psychology Archives
Karen Horney page
Karen Horney by C. G. Boeree
Karen Horney at Microsoft Encarta
Brief bio of Karen Horney
"What is Karen Horney's Approach to Psychoanalysis?" by Isidore Portnoy
Karen Horney in Encyclopedia of Psychology
Karen Horney: Top 100 Women of the Millenium
Karen Horney page
Karen Horney lecture notes
Creative Quotations from Karen Horney
Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis
The American Institute for Psychoanalysis
The American Journal of Psychoanalysis
International Karen Horney Society
"The Historical Roots of Gestalt Therapy Theory" by Rosemarie Wulf
"Crisis in the American Universities" by Camille Paglia (mentions Horney as an influence)

Recommended Readings

Neurosis and Human Growth : The Struggle Toward Self-Realization
by Karen Horney
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The Neurotic Personality of Our Time
by Karen Horney
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Our Inner Conflicts : A Constructive Theory of Neurosis
by Karen Horney
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Feminine Psychology
by Karen Horney
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by Karen Horney
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The Unknown Karen Horney : Essays on Gender, Culture, and Psychoanalysis
by Karen Horney, Bernard J. Paris (Editor)
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Karen Horney : A Psychoanalyst's Search for Self-Understanding
by Bernard J. Paris
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