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Karen Horney (1950|1945): “Overemphasis on Love.” 1 hr 20 min.

Karen Horney (1950|1946): “Sadistic Characteristics of Love Life” 39 min.

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

“Neurosis of Childhood.” 29 min.

“Guidance of Child Development.” 28 min.

“Problems of Adolescence.” 29 min.

“Oldest and Youngest Child.” 32 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.

NEW! Authors who extend or draw on Horneyan Theory

NEW! Translations of Horney’s Books

NEW! Tershakovec's Extension of Horneyan Theory

Other Resources that draw on Horney

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” (audio recording)
Karen Horney,     “Sadistic Characteristics of Love Life” (aud)
Renate Horney,   Lazarus, What’s Next?
Abdul Baseer,      “Mimetic or Semiotic?”
FL Coolidge et al “Karen Horney’s Tridimensional Theory”
Bernard Paris,     “Why Study Horney?”
Bernard Paris,     “Karen Horney’s Vision of the Self”
Bernard Paris,     “Interdisciplinary Applications of Horney”
Robert Tucker,     “A Stalin Biographer’s Memoir”
Marcia Westkott, “Female Relationality and the Idealized Self”
Jerome Wagner,  “Karen Horney Meets the Enneagram”

Anthony K. Shin, “A Horn-eye View of 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

Jacqueline Simon Gunn and Brent Potter (2015), Borderline Personality Disorder: New Perspectives on a Stigmatizing and Overused Diagnosis. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. Available in Kindle format from Amazon.com. Also available as an e-book on Google Play.

Jacqueline Simon Gunn and 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.

Darlene Lancer (2014), Conquering Shame and Codependency: 8 Steps to Freeing the True You. Center City, MN: Hazelden. Available in Kindle format from Amazon.com. Also available as an e-book on Google Play.

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.

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.

Lawrence J. Friedman (2013), The Lives of Erich Fromm: Love’s Prophet. New York: Columbia University Press. Also available in Barnes & Noble Nook, Google Play, and Kindle e-book formats.

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.

Jacquline Simon Gunn (2010), In the Therapist’s Chair. Bloomington, IN: Xlibris. Available as an e-book on Google Play.

Irvin D. Yalom (2009), The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients. New York: Harper Perennial. Available as an e-book on Google Play, in Barnes & Noble Nook format, and Amazon Kindle format.

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

NYC Municipal Archives:

“Overemphasis on Love”

“Sadistic Characteristics of Love Life”

Brief Account of Karen Horney

Karen Horney & Humanistic Psychoanalysis

Bibliography of Karen Horney’s Writings

The Karen Horney Papers at Yale

Publications About or Employing Horney

Presentation by M. H. Eckardt in Hawai‘i

O. Gelfman on attachment-based therapy

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

Jeffrey B. Rubin (2014). “Each Individual is a Surprise: A Conversation with Marianne Horney Eckardt.”
Marianne Eckardt  (2011). “The use of the telephone to extend our therapeutic availability.”
Marianne Eckardt  (2008). Introduction to “Reconciliation: the continuing role of theory,” by Leo Rangell, and “American psychoanalysis today: plurality of orthodoxies,” by Arnold M. Cooper.
Marianne Eckardt  (2006). “Karen Horney: a portrait.”
Marianne Eckardt  (2006). “Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry.”
Renate Patterson  (2006). “The Child Within: Karen Horney on Vacation.”
Marianne Eckardt  (2005). “The 120th anniversary, Karen Horney, September 16, 1885. Karen Horney: a portrait.”
Alfonso & Eckardt (2005). “EPILOGUE: creativity and polysemy—on the limits of pathography, psychobiography and art criticism.”
Marianne Eckardt  (2002). “Walter Bonime’s legacy: principal contributions.”

Last updated: Jan. 1, 2015  
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