Karen Horney

By Madison Cabe

About Karen

  • Karen Horney was born in Germany on September 16, 1885
  • She died in New York on December 4, 1952.
  • Followed much of Sigmund Freud's theory
  • 1910 Karen gave birth to her first daughter Brigitte


Contributions to Psychology

Karen Horney made significant contributions to humanism, self-psychology, psychoanalysis, and feminine psychology. Her refutation of Freud's theories about women generated more interest in the psychology of women. Horney also believed that people were able to act as their own therapists, emphasizing the personal role each person has in their own mental health and encouraging self-analysis and self-help.