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  • Distrust Between Sexes - 572 words
    Distrust Between Sexes A woman gets pregnant, and her boyfriend leaves her. In Karen Horney`s The Distrust Between the Sexes, she explains how a person`s psychological history causes him/her to distrust people of the opposite sex because of certain expectations they might have. Longings for happiness, childhood reflections, and childhood conflicts are all things that invent these expectations. First off, people are longing for happiness, while setting their expectations at high. Horney states, All of our unconscious wishes, contradictory in their nature and expanding boundlessly on all sides, are waiting here for their fulfillment (341). Children are raised to believe that relationships with ...
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  • Freud - 2,405 words
    ... ildly ungrateful. The conceptual tool that he has put into our hands is a revolutionary one. (Dinnerstein, 1976:xi) The aspect of Freudian theory that is most criticized by feminists is the emphasis on penis envy and the view that our lives must be determined by our anatomy. Many critics have pointed out that women have many anatomical features and capacities that men lack. Why should girls be the ones to envy and boys be the ones to fear loss? Boys might observe that only women have breasts; later, they learn that only women can bear children. Why not "breast envy" or "womb envy"? Freud failed to look at the situation from the female perspective, and it is blatantly obvious in his belie ...
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  • How Does Unconscious Differ From Consciousness - 1,002 words
    ... surgery has the effect of bringing long-forgotten (unconscious) experiences back to awareness; (2) removal of specific parts of the brain seems to abolish the retention of specific experiences in memory; (3) the general probability of bringing unconscious or preconscious data to awareness is enhanced by direct electrical stimulation of a portion of the brain structure called the reticular formation, or the reticular activating system. Also, according to what is called brain blood-shift theory, the transition from unconscious to conscious activities is mediated by localized changes in the blood supply to different parts of the brain. These biopsychological explorations have shed new ligh ...
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  • Looking Beyond The Sexes - 569 words
    Looking Beyond The Sexes A woman gets pregnant, and her boyfriend leaves her. In Karen Horneys The Distrust Between the Sexes, she explains how a persons psychological history causes him/her to distrust people of the opposite sex because of certain expectations they might have. Longings for happiness, childhood reflections, and childhood conflicts are all things that invent these expectations. First off, people are longing for happiness, while setting their expectations at high. Horney states, All of our unconscious wishes, contradictory in their nature and expanding boundlessly on all sides, are waiting here for their fulfillment (341). Children are raised to believe that relationships with ...
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  • Premenstrual Syndrome - 1,489 words
    Premenstrual Syndrome For three weeks out of every month youre energetic, happy, upbeat and even- tempered, then it happens. A week before your period begins the change into a"mad women" happens. Your mood swings form frustration to irritability, to downright anger, even depression. Your breasts become tender to the touch, and your ankle, feet, hands and stomach swell so much that your clothes become to tight its uncomfortable to move. Somehow, despite the cramps and the headaches we manage to waddle to and from the refrigerator to satisfy those"junk food cravings". Sounds awful? It is but its something that we as women deal with on a monthly basis. The dreaded is known as Premenstrual Syndr ...
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  • Some Neofreudian Views On A Serial Killer - 972 words
    Some Neo-Freudian Views On A Serial Killer Some Neo-Freudian Views on a Serial Killer The perfect normal person is rare in our civilization ~ Karen Horney Charles Manson is in fact one of the most widely known serial killers of our time. He can easily be considered the boogey man of society. Many people still to this day fear him and his past, yet now an old man in a prison cell, one may wonder what created such a monster. In learning about personality I thought that it would be interesting to apply some of the concepts that we have learned from the text and in class to a certain individual. I have no idea why in the end I chose Charles Manson. I think maybe it is because of his tragic life ...
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  • William Jefferson Clinton - 1,170 words
    William Jefferson Clinton William Jefferson Clinton: Bill Clinton was born on August 19, 1946 in a town called Hope, with the birth name William Jefferson Blythe. His birth father died in a car accident just three months before his birth. When he was born his mother sent him to live with his grandparents, due to the fact that because of the current economy she couldn't possibly support a child by herself. He lived with his grandparents for two years while his mother was away at nursing school in New Orleans trying to advance her career. His grandparents tried to instill in him strong southern Baptist principles and a desire to get a good education. When Bill was four his mother returned to H ...
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