Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Buy Used
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Acceptable | Details
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: Fair, Text has marking, Pages are fragile and tanned, Cover has significant wear, Good as reading copy. We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books, ship within 48 hours and offer a 100% money back guarantee.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Our Inner Conflicts: A Constructive Theory of Neurosis Paperback – 1966

5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
Paperback, 1966
"Please retry"
$24.99 $2.45

Product Details

  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated; (10th) edition (1966)
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,227,446 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Karen Horney (1885-1952) was a German psychoanalyst and psychiatrist, who is sometimes classified as "Neo-Freudian," although she questioned many of Freud's theories (particularly about psychosexual development).

She stated in the Preface to this 1945 book, "This book ... has grown out of my experience in analytical work with my patients and with myself... It is my hope that the book will be useful to psychoanalysts who are seriously interested in improving our theory and therapy. I hope also that they will not only make the ideas presented here available to their patients but apply them to themselves as well."

Here are some quotations from the book:

"Though severe neuroses belong in the hands of experts, I still believe that with untiring effort we can ourselves go a long way toward disentangling our own conflicts." (Pg. 8)
"My own starting point was a different one. Freud's postulations in regard to feminine psychology set me thinking about the role of cultural factors. Their influence on our ideas of what constitutes masculinity or femininity was obvious, as it became just as obvious to me that Freud had arrived at certain erroneous conclusions because he failed to take them into account." (Pg. 11-12)
"My contention is that the conflict born of incompatible attitudes constitutes the core of neurosis and therefore deserves to be called basic." (Pg. 47)
"The task of therapy, therefore, is to make the patient aware of his idealized image in all its detail, to assist him in gradually understanding all its functions and subjective values, and to show him the suffering that it invariably entails." (Pg. 114)
"If analysts decide what needs analytical examination and what does not, do they not really proceed on the basis of the very judgments they consciously reject? ... Thus an analyst may feel that a man's philandering need not be analyzed, while a woman's deserves scrutiny." (Pg. 177)
Comment 4 of 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
I have yet to read the book, but the transaction was fast and easy, and the quality of the merchandise was great. Thanks!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse