Karen Horney

By: Houston Curtin

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Date of Birth

Karen Horney was born on September 16, 1885

Date of Death

She died on December 4th, 1952


Her parents were Clotilde and Berndt Danielson. She met Oscar Horney in medical school and married him in 1909, together they had 3 daughters
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She studied medicine at the universities of Freiburg, Gottingen and Berlin, earning her medical degree in 1911

Field of Study

She studied the field of Psychoanalysis

Contribution to Psychology

Karen Horney challenges the male bias in Freud's psychoanalytic theory and proposes a social-cultural approach