Karen Horney

1885 - 1952

Karen Horney

Karen Horney (; née Danielsen; 16 September 1885 – 4 December 1952) was a German psychoanalyst who practiced in the United States during her later career. Her theories questioned some traditional Freudian views. This was particularly true of her theories of sexuality and of the instinct orientation of psychoanalysis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karen Horney has received more than 669,996 page views. Her biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 43rd most popular psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Karen Horney ranks 43 out of 169Before her are John Bowlby, Gordon Allport, Geert Hofstede, Princess Marie Bonaparte, Howard Gardner, and Elton Mayo. After her are Donald Winnicott, Philip Zimbardo, Sabina Spielrein, Stanley Milgram, Wolfgang Köhler, and Max Wertheimer.

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Among people born in 1885, Karen Horney ranks 23Before her are Ernst Bloch, Chester W. Nimitz, D. H. Lawrence, Mikhail Frunze, George de Hevesy, and Hugo Sperrle. After her are Heinrich Brüning, Yakov Sverdlov, Sabina Spielrein, Karl Radek, Hugo Boss, and Luigi Russolo. Among people deceased in 1952, Karen Horney ranks 15Before her are Benedetto Croce, Paul Éluard, Walter Schellenberg, Sven Hedin, Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, and Elena of Montenegro. After her are Ferenc Molnár, Khorloogiin Choibalsan, Jürgen Stroop, Paramahansa Yogananda, Kiichiro Toyoda, and Robert Guérin.

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Among people born in Germany, Karen Horney ranks 488 out of 3,763Before her are Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge (1795), Ernst Lubitsch (1892), Adam of Bremen (null), Bernhard von Bülow (1849), Walther Rathenau (1867), and Hugo Sperrle (1885). After her are Joachim Löw (1960), Till Lindemann (1963), Dietrich Eckart (1868), Werner Herzog (1942), Simon Marius (1573), and Michael Thonet (1796).


Among psychologists born in Germany, Karen Horney ranks 7Before her are Erich Fromm (1900), Wilhelm Wundt (1832), Erik Erikson (1902), Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850), Hans Eysenck (1916), and Gustav Fechner (1801). After her are Ernst Kretschmer (1888), Fritz Perls (1893), Ernst Heinrich Weber (1795), William Stern (1871), Kurt Koffka (1886), and Karl Abraham (1877).

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