Karen Horney's Theory Of Television Shows During The Great Depression
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Stanley Schultz (2005) posits that radio shows were the most prevalent method of showbiz in America during the 1930s. As previously discussed, motion pictures had just come about, therefore radio shows were all that Americans really had to entertain them aside from live performances. Jigsaw puzzles arose as the most widespread games available to people during the Great Depression (Young & Young, 2007). This type of puzzle is less popular today and they cost little to nothing. The Great Depression caused several Americans to suffer and one can envision that this cheap form of entertainment was all they could afford.
Theory: themes, structures, and perspectives Karen Horney based her entire ideation of her theories on childhood experiences.…show more content… She said that men suffered from womb envy because they will under no circumstances be able to bear a child (Washington, 2009). Womb envy was indeed an opposition of Freud. Womb envy and the hostility created from it is manifested unconsciously in behaviors designed to belittle women and highlight their second-rate status (Schultz & Schultz, 2012). As an outcome of believing their inferiority, women may decide to refute their femininity and subconsciously desire to be men (Schultz & Schultz, 2012). Horney termed this experience flight from womanhood, a condition built on social and cultural disadvantages that can result in sexual unresponsiveness (Engler,…show more content… Her childhood left her feeling lonely and hostile but she channeled it into something positive, which in turn became legendary. Despite the odds that were against her for simple being a woman, she made major contributions to psychology. She did not accept the norms of Sigmund Freud and challenged many of his notions. She paved the way for many psychologists, especially females or those who wanted to work in feminine psychology. Our reasoning for choosing Karen Horney was due to the fact that we are young women trying to break into the field of psychology as well. We were inspired by her bold effort to oppose Sigmund Freud despite his prestige position in the psychology community and the possible public ridicule that would surface against her. She is one of the very few women psychologists still mentioned today, which gained our respect immediately. However, we believed that she does not get the recognition she deserves, which is why we wanted to introduce her to the class. As we go through our psychology books, she is mentioned in very pages and the authors usually sum up her contributions in a paragraph or two. If we were able to write about Karen Horney and her legacy in psychology in over ten pages, why can’t they? It was a pleasure to research her contributions to psychology and we hope to have covered them in their