Games People Play: The Basic Handbook Of Transactional Analysis.

Paperback | August 27, 1996

byEric Berne

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We think we’re relating to other people–but actually we’re all playing games.

Forty years ago, Games People Play revolutionized our understanding of what really goes on during our most basic social interactions. More than five million copies later, Dr. Eric Berne’s classic is as astonishing–and revealing–as it was on the day it was first published. This anniversary edition features a new introduction by Dr. James R. Allen, president of the International Transactional Analysis Association, and Kurt Vonnegut’s brilliant Life magazine review from 1965.
We play games all the time–sexual games, marital games, power games with our bosses, and competitive games with our friends. Detailing status contests like “Martini” (I know a better way), to lethal couples combat like “If It Weren’t For You” and “Uproar,” to flirtation favorites like “The Stocking Game” and “Let’s You and Him Fight,” Dr. Berne exposes the secret ploys and unconscious maneuvers that rule our intimate lives.
Explosive when it first appeared, Games People Play is now widely recognized as the most original and influential popular psychology book of our time. It’s as powerful and eye-opening as ever.

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We think we’re relating to other people–but actually we’re all playing games.Forty years ago, Games People Play revolutionized our understanding of what really goes on during our most basic social interactions. More than five million copies later, Dr. Eric Berne’s classic is as astonishing–and revealing–as it was on the day it was firs...

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"We think we're relating to other people-but actually we're all playing games. Forty years ago, "Games People Play revolutionized our understanding of what "really goes on during our most basic social interactions. More than five million copies later, Dr. Eric Berne's classic is as astonishing-and revealing-as it was on the day it was ...

Eric Berne was born Leonard Bernstein on May 10, 1910, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Berne earned an M.D. degree in 1935, and practiced psychiatry in New York. By 1943, he had become an U.S. citizen and took the name Eric Berne. After serving in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, he moved to Carmel, California, and in 1946 published his first...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8.2 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:August 27, 1996Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0345410033

ISBN - 13:9780345410030

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“An important book . . . a brilliant, amusing, and clear catalogue of the psychological theatricals that human beings play over and over again.”
–KURT VONNEGUT, Life magazine