Karen Horney

Date of Birth & Death

  • Karen was born in 1885 in Hamburg, Germany
  • She died in 1952
  • When she died she was 67

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  • Karen married Oscar Horney
  • They had three daughters
  • Attended Humboldt University of Berlin, and Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg


  • After she moved to Brooklyn she had an affair with an informer.
  • When her brother died she became very depressed, to the point of having suicidal thoughts.

Contribution to Psychology

Karen made contributions to humanism, self- psychology, psychoanalysis, and feminine psychology.