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Karen Horney: “Overemphasis on Love.” 1 hr 20 min.

Introduction to “Psychoanalysis and Everyday Living” series, based on Horney’s theory. 7 min.

“Guidance of Child Development.” 28 min.

“Oldest and Youngest Child.” 32 min.

“Neurosis of Childhood.” 29 min.

“Problems of Adolescence.” 29 min.

“Personality Development: The Only Child.” 58 min.

“The Role of Sex in the Life of Man.” 43 min.

“Masculinity and Femininity.” 35 min.

“Neurotic Pessimism.” 34 min.

"Sadistic Characteristics of Love Life." 39 min.

NEW! Authors who extend or draw on Horneyan Theory

NEW! Translations of Horney’s Books

NEW! Tershakovec's Extension of Horneyan Theory

The objectives of the International Karen Horney Society have been to put people interested in Horney in touch with each other, to keep members informed of developments in Horney theory and Horney studies, and to call Horney’s contribution to the attention of those who may not be familiar with it.  more »

Essays & Excerpts

Karen Horney,     “Overemphasis on Love” (with audio)
FL Coolidge et al. “Karen Horney’s Tridimensional Theory”
Renate Horney,   Lazarus, What’s Next?
Jerome Wagner,  “Karen Horney Meets the Enneagram”
Robert Tucker,     “A Stalin Biographer’s Memoir”
Marcia Westkott, “Female Relationality and the Idealized Self”
Bernard Paris,     “Karen Horney’s Vision of the Self”
Bernard Paris,     “Interdisciplinary Applications of Horney”
Anthony K. Shin, “Active Inference”
Anthony K. Shin, “A Horn-eye View of Ottoman History”
Anthony K. Shin, “A Horn-eye View of Winter Sonata
Anthony K. Shin, “A Horn-eye View of Castaway on the Moon

Authors who draw on Horney

Anthony M. Benis (2014), Toward Self & Sanity: On the Origins of the Human Character, Second Edition. Lulu.com (e-book); New York, NY: Psychological Dimensions: Wesden (print volume, 1985). Available as an e-book on Lulu.com and on the iTunes iBookstore.

Jacqueline Simon Gunn with Carlo DeCarlo (2014), Bare: Psychotherapy Stripped. New York, NY: University Press Publishers. Available in Kindle format from Amazon.com. Also available as an e-book on Google Play.

Jeff Mitchell (2014), Individualism and Moral Character: Karen Horney’s Depth Psychology. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers. Available in Kindle format from Amazon.com. Also available as an e-book on Google Play.

Celia Hunt (2013), Transformative Learning through Creative Life Writing: Exploring the self in the learning process. New York, NY: Routledge. Available in Kindle format from Amazon.com.

Jennifer Leigh Selig (2012), Integration: The Psychology and Mythology of Martin Luther King, Jr. and His (Unfinished) Therapy With the Soul of America. Carpinteria, CA: Mandorla Books. Available in Kindle format from Amazon.com.

Jack Danielian and Patricia Gianotti (2012), Listening with Purpose: Entry Points into Shame and Narcissistic Vulnerability. Lanham, MD: Jason Aronson. Available in Kindle format from Amazon.com.

Andrew N. Tershakovec (2007), The Mind: The Power that Changed the Planet. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse. Available in Kindle format from Amazon.com.

Irving Solomon (2006), Karen Horney and Character Disorder: A Guide for the Modern Practitioner. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company, Inc. Available in Kindle format from Amazon.com.

Daniel L. Segal, Frederick L. Coolidge, and Erlene Rosowsky (2006), Personality Disorders and Older Adults. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Available in Kindle format on Amazon.com.

Marcus Wiesner (2002), with an introduction by Norman Simms, Destruction Artist: An Interpretive Study of Adolph Hitler. Hamilton, New Zealand: Outrigger Publishers.

Karen Horney

Overemphasis on Love

NYC Municipal Archives

Brief Introduction

Karen Horney & Humanistic Psychoanalysis

Bibliography of Karen Horney’s Writings

The Karen Horney Papers at Yale

Publications About or Employing Horney

Recent Resources that draw on Horney

J Simon Gunn      “Karen Horney as a Humanistic therapist” [YouTube Video, 52 min.] (2013)
[N.B.: This lecture contains some factual inaccuracies about Horney]
Robert C. Tucker   Interview, Part 1 Interview, Part 2 “Quest for Peace” interview with John M. Whiteley on Russian history and the likelihood of nuclear war. [Youtube videos, 1 hr. (total)] (1984|2012)

FL Coolidge et al. “Are alexithymia and schizoid personality disorder synonymous diagnoses?” (2013)
FL Coolidge et al. “A new five factor model of psychopathology: Preliminary psychometric characteristics of the five-dimensional personality test (5DPT)” (2008)
FL Coolidge et al. “The predictive power of Horney’s psychoanalytic approach: an empirical study” (2004)
FL Coolidge et al. “On the relationship between Karen Horney’s tripartite neurotic type theory and personality disorder features.” (2001)
FL Coolidge et al. “An empirical investigation of Jung's types and personality disorder features.” (2001)
FL Coolidge         Horney-Coolidge Tridimensional Inventory: Manual. (1999-2005)
Coolidge & Segal “Evolution of personality disorder diagnosis in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.” (1998)
C George Boeree “Personality Theories: Karen Horney (1885–1952)” (1997|2006)

Last updated: Oct. 23, 2014  
Contact Bernard J. Paris, bjparis@ufl.edu  
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