Basic Anxiety & Neurosis: Karen Horney's Theory


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Which neurotic need involves a great fear of having flaws?

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1. Which neurotic need involves being self-sufficient?

2. Which neurotic need involves using others for their own benefit?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many theories about anxiety disorders and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the theories of psychoanalyst Karen Horney. She believes neuroses arise from placating anxiety by over-fulfilling unmet needs and you will be tested on the definitions and characteristics of these needs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following neuroses:

  • What need involves a fear of having flaws
  • Neurotic need for being self-sufficient
  • The need for using others for their personal benefit
  • Need that involves a fear of humiliation in public

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Horney's anxiety & neuroses theories lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define types of neurotic needs
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast types of neurotic needs

Additional Learning

To learn more about anxiety and neurosis, review the accompanying lesson Basic Anxiety & Neurosis: Karen Horney's Theory. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define neuroses
  • Explain Karen Horney's opinions on the causes of anxiety
  • Define narcissistic
  • Differentiate between each of the neurotic needs as defined by Karen Horney