Psychoanalytic Theory Of Karen Horney

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This essay is based on two aspects of personality which are as follows; “psychoanalytic theory of Sigmund Freud” and “neo-analytic theory of Karen Horney”. The first point that this essay focuses on is the definition or the meaning of both theories (psychoanalytic and neo-analytic theory). Secondly, it focuses on the differences between the psychoanalytic theory and neo-analytic theory. As it discusses the difference the following topics are taken into consideration, (a) the basic tenets and assumptions of the both theories, (b) the view of human nature and the self on both theories, (c) how males and females are viewed and explained in each aspects or theories, (d) ways of dealing with anxiety in both theories and (e) the strengths and weaknesses of both theories. The third point this essay focuses on is the theory that is believed to be more applicable in the context of South Africa today. And the lastly it will conclude its discussion. 1. Psychoanalytic theory of Sigmund Freud and Neo-analytic theory of Karen Horney. Psychoanalytic theory of Freud Sigmund. Sigmund Freud, in his life he was a physiologist, medical doctor, psychologist and an influential thinker of the early twentieth century. He developed a theory that acknowledges that the mind is a complex energy-system, and this is considered to be the structural investigation of which is the proper province of psychology. (Richard K. James, 2003) Psychoanalytic theory is theory in personality that is influenced by
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