Our Inner Conflicts: A Constructive Theory of Neurosis / Edition 1

Our Inner Conflicts: A Constructive Theory of Neurosis / Edition 1

by Karen Horney
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393309401

ISBN-13: 9780393309409

Pub. Date: 10/28/1992

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Here Karen Horney develops a dynamic theory of neurosis centered on the basic conflict among attitudes of "moving forward" "moving against," and "moving away from" people.
Unlike Freud, Horney does not regard neurosis as rooted in instinct. In her words, her theory is constructive because "it allows us for the first time to tackle and resolve neurotic

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Here Karen Horney develops a dynamic theory of neurosis centered on the basic conflict among attitudes of "moving forward" "moving against," and "moving away from" people.
Unlike Freud, Horney does not regard neurosis as rooted in instinct. In her words, her theory is constructive because "it allows us for the first time to tackle and resolve neurotic hopelessness. . . . Neurotic conflicts cannot be resolved by rational decision. . . . But [they] can be resolved by changing the conditions within the personality that brought them into being."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393309409
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1992
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
243
Sales rank:
322,348
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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