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Horney, Karen
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(Sep 16, 1885, Hamburg – Dec 4, 1952, New York) was a psychoanalyst in Berlin, Chicago, and New York, where she distinguished herself from the psychoanalysts there with her critique of the orthodox position of psychoanalysis and its interpretation. Today she is regarded as a neo-psychoanalyst. For Horney, sexuality was not the primary issue in psychopathology, and she questioned paradigms such as the Oedipus complex. Horney's main emphasis was upon anxiety and neurosis as a social phenomenon rather than genetically inherited forces. Despite a Christ…

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Loder, James E., “Horney, Karen”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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