Over Emphasis on Love

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Psychoanalysis and Everyday Living

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

May 23, 1950

Dr. Karen Horney presents a lecture on the role of love in human growth and development of the personality.

Discussion of different neurosis related to love and personal relationships. Differentiates the feeling of love from the feeling of falling in love. Also, distinguishes the desire to love from the desire to conquer or sexual desire.

-Individual self love
-Motivations for entering love relationships
-Desire to express self to another

Karen Horney (1885 - 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. She is credited with founding Feminist Psychology in response to Freud's theory of penis envy.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69405
Municipal archives id: LT666