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Games People Play - Eric Berne
Games People Play
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345410030 (0345410033)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 216
Edition language: English
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Ex libris de librum vermis
Ex libris de librum vermis rated it
3.0 Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships
Fantastic look at people through the transactions they make with others. Important for understanding everyday relationships and something to keep in mind and (self-)analyze regularly.Examples of the games are mostly outdated, but still give a relevant starting point to recognize the patterns.
Elham
Elham rated it
4.0 Games People Play
این کتاب را 2 یا 3 سال پیش آقایی در کتاب فروشی امام (مشهد) به من پیشنهاد کردند. کتاب بسیار کامل و خوبی در زمینه روانشناسی است که فکر می کنم اکثر کتاب خوان ها آنرا خوانده اند. چاپ 14ام انرا من خواندم. بحث هایی راجع به شخصیت های سه گانه انسان: والد، بالغ، کودکروانشناسی روابط انسانیزوابط انسان ها از م...
KuntuZangmo
KuntuZangmo rated it
2.0 Games People Play
When I was 17 and hadn't read anything else on psychology, I liked it, but now I would say it's the simplistic ideas of some uprooted man.
Manny Rayner's book reviews
Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it
4.0
In this book, Berne argues that a lot of the behaviour you see around you every day can best be understood as different kinds of "games". A game is a pattern of behaviour usually involving two or perhaps three people. There is a series of interactions, followed by an emotional payoff.One of the thin...
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