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Book Reviews NEUROSIS AND HUMAN GROWTH: THE STRUG- that there exists at the core of the human GLE TOWARD SELF-REALIZATION. By Karen personality a dynamic principle--the real Horney, M.D. 391 pp. W. W. Norton & self--which strives ceaselessly to realize the Co., $,4.5 ~ . human potentialities inherent in it. SelLrealization is a dynamic process, an A FULLER AND DEEPER understanding of innate striving to fulfill the capacities and his own nature is properly a matter potentialities with which all human beings of vital concern to every human being. are born, as well as the individual poten- Second only in importance to this concern tialities which make each person unique. is the increasing interest being taken by It includes the striving toward a fuller and many in the origin, development and char- deeper participation and involvement in acter of that total disturbance of person- one's own spontaneous and genuine feel- ality to which the term neurosis is given. ings. To the degree to which we move in Neurosis and Human Growth is in my opin- this direction, we wish to establish good ion the most important psychoanalytic con- human relationships, relationships of our tribution to our understanding of the na- own http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The American Journal of Psychoanalysis Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
1951 The Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis
ISSN
0002-9548
eISSN
1573-6741
DOI
10.1007/BF01872806
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Abstract

NEUROSIS AND HUMAN GROWTH: THE STRUG- that there exists at the core of the human GLE TOWARD SELF-REALIZATION. By Karen personality a dynamic principle--the real Horney, M.D. 391 pp. W. W. Norton & self--which strives ceaselessly to realize the Co., $,4.5 ~ . human potentialities inherent in it. SelLrealization is a dynamic process, an A FULLER AND DEEPER understanding of innate striving to fulfill the capacities and his own nature is properly a matter potentialities with which all human beings of vital concern to every human being. are born, as well as the individual poten- Second only in importance to this concern tialities which make each person unique. is the increasing interest being taken by It includes the striving toward a fuller and many in the origin, development and char- deeper participation and involvement in acter of that total disturbance of person- one's own spontaneous and genuine feel- ality to which the term neurosis is given. ings. To the degree to which we move in Neurosis and Human Growth is in my opin- this direction, we wish to establish good ion the most important psychoanalytic con- human relationships, relationships of our tribution to our understanding of the na- own

Journal

The American Journal of PsychoanalysisSpringer Journals

Published: Dec 1, 1951

Keywords: Clinical Psychology; Psychotherapy; Psychoanalysis

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