New Ways in Psychoanalysis

New Ways in Psychoanalysis

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Overview

Challenging significant assumptions of both the psychoanalytic establishment and its surrounding culture, Karen Horney greatly extended the boundaries of Freud's theories and made the concepts and benefits of psychiatry available to a wider public. Horney's influential approach to psychiatry emphasizes present instead of past relationships and environment instead of biological determinism. Her theories have made a major contribution to psychological theory and practice, especially in the study of personality, and she was the first important psychoanalyst to challenge Freud's culture-bound views of women.

In New Ways in Psychoanalysis, Horney sets forth a model for the origin and structure of neurosis that explains how neuroses represent a struggle for life under adverse conditions and how psychotherapy can help us free ourselves from maladaptive ideas and behavior. Using examples from her practice and writing in clear, accessible prose, she illuminates psychological processes with insight and empathy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393001327
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 04/28/1964
Pages: 313
Product dimensions: 4.17(w) x 7.04(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Karen Horney (1885-1952) was one of the most influential psychoanalysts of the twentieth century. Her books include Neurosis and Human Growth, 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?

Table of Contents

Introduction7
I.Fundamentals of Psychoanalysis17
II.Some General Premises of Freud's Thinking37
III.The Libido Theory47
IV.The Oedipus Complex79
V.The Concept of Narcissism88
VI.Feminine Psychology101
VII.The Death Instinct120
VIII.The Emphasis on Childhood133
IX.The Concept of Transference154
X.Culture and Neuroses168
XI.The "EGO" and the "ID"183
XII.Anxiety193
XIII.The Concept of the "Super-Ego"207
XIV.Neurotic Guilt Feelings232
XV.Masochistic Phenomena246
XVI.Psychoanalytic Therapy276
Index307

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