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Personality Theories in the Psychodynamic Tradition

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read chapters 1 through 6 of the textbook and the required articles listed with the theorist assigned to you for the discussion. For your initial post, you will examine the contributions of a theorist who was instrumental in developing the psychoanalytic theoretical approach based on the first letter of your last name. In addition to the required articles for your assigned theorist, research a minimum of one peer-reviewed article on your theorist’s research and work within the field of psychology. Examine and describe your theorist’s contribution(s) to psychodynamic theory. Examine the major theoretical approaches proposed by your theorist including any related research methods and/or assessment instruments associated with him or her. Evaluate any issues and cultural considerations associated with your assigned theorist. Analyze and describe how the APA’s Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct might affect the implementation of your theorist’s personality assessments. Assess the types of personality measurements and research designs associated with your assigned theorist and describe how they have evolved. Your initial post should be a minimum of 500 words. 

Please see below for your assigned theorist.

Neo-Freudians (Karen Horney): last names beginning with O through R:
 

Eckardt, M. (2006). Karen Horney: A portrait. American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 66(2), 105-108. doi: 10.1007/s11231-006-9008-4
 

· The full-text version of this article can be accessed through the ProQuest database in the Ashford University Library.

Smith, W. B. (2007). Karen Horney and psychotherapy in the 21st century. Clinical Social Work Journal, 35(1), 57-66. doi: 10.1007/s10615-006-0060-6
 

Required articles

Marianne, H. E. (2006). KAREN HORNEY: A PORTRAIT1. American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 66(2), 105-8. doi:http://dx.doi.org.proxy-library.ashford.edu/10.1007/s11231-006-9008-4

Smith, W. B. (2007). Karen horney and psychotherapy in the 21st century. Clinical Social Work Journal, 35(1), 57-66. doi:http://dx.doi.org.proxy-library.ashford.edu/10.1007/s10615-006-0060-6

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