Karen Horney

Psychologist Project

Birth and Death

- Karen was born September 16th, 1885.

- She was born in Blankenese, Germany.

- She died December 4th, 1952.


- Attended the University of Freiburg, to get a medical degree. (Against her parents wishes)

- She transferred in 1908 to the University of Gottingen.

- Before her graduation in 1913, she transferred once more, to the University of Berlin.


- Met her husband, Oscar Horney, in college.

- Had 3 children

- Left her husband in 1926

Contribution to Psychology

- Fights for gender equality against Freud's psychoanalytic theory.