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Games People Play (English, Paperback, Berne Eric)

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Games People Play  (English, Paperback, Berne Eric)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • ISBN: 9780141040271, 0141040270
  • Pages: 176
Description

Published in the year 2009, Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships is a book that contains a great deal of information on human psychology and it explains social interactions.

Summary Of The Book

Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships helps provide the readers with insights into what goes on during most of their social interactions. Berne tells the readers about transactional analysis, which can be utilized for interpreting social interactions. He also examines three roles, which is that of a Parent, Child, and Adult. He explains that a vast majority of behavioral issues stem from confusion of these roles. Berne makes use of an example to illustrate his proposition, which is an office setting where a parent-like boss begins to exercise his authority on his employees. This often results in rebellion, and child-like reactions from his employees.

He also explains that infants can slip into irreversible physical and mental decline due to lack of physical handling. Berne also goes on to throw light on certain studies that elucidate that temporary psychosis may occur due to sensory deprivation in adults. He explains that adults need to interact with individuals, as much as children need to, however, it may not always be possible to do so. This causes an individual to seek emotional strokes from others, which Berne describes as the fundamental unit of social action. He then uses this illustration to explain that exchanging strokes is a transaction, hence the term, Transactional Analysis.

Berne begins to tackle the issue of games played by individuals. He examines one of the most common statements people make, especially married couples, which is ‘If it weren’t for you’. He says that one partner often complains that the other often poses a roadblock in their attempts to do something they want. However, Berne throws light on the fact that individuals actually make such statements to throw the ball in someone else’s court, as a means of camouflaging their own weaknesses.

About Eric Berne

Eric Berne was an author and psychiatrist.

Berne has written A Layman’s Guide To Psychiatry And Psychoanalysis, The Structures And Dynamics Of Organizations And Groups, and Transactional Analysis In Psychotherapy.

Berne was born on 10th May, 1910, in Montreal, Canada. He completed his M.D. and C.M. from McGill University, Montreal. He then finished his residency at Yale University in Psychiatry, and was taught psychoanalysis by Paul Federn. However, Berne quit training for a while as he served in the Army Medical Corps, during which time he was also made a Major. After that, he continued studying under Erik Erikson and worked at Mt. Zion Hospital. Berne was married thrice to, Elinor McRae, Dorothy DeMass Way, and Torre Peterson. He passed away on 15th July, 1970, due to a heart attack.

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  • Penguin Books Ltd
Dimensions
Width
  • 11 mm
Height
  • 198 mm
Length
  • 130 mm
Depth
  • 0.55 inch
Weight
  • 130 gr
Ratings & Reviews
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Understand your and others actions for

Games people play is a basic book on psychology, which everyone must read. It opens our mind to how we are slaves of the games we may play unconsciously. It does not need advanced knowledge of psychology, though some know-how definitely makes for a faster reading.

There are parts which a layman may not understand, but they are not necessary for understanding the book. Interested readers can always look for the meaning of these concepts elsewhere. (I myself read an paper published by Berne to...
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Debomita Mukherjee

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5 Feb, 2012

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'Great book' says my Dad

I found this book on flipkart and ordered it right away as my dad had been asking for it a lot.
Got the book on 22nd and my dad just started reading it the second tim, he doesn't seem to be abe to stop himself from praising the book and the psychologist.
Thank you flipkart!!
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Nishanth Anchan KN

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24 Feb, 2013

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Satisfactory Read

This book mainly talk about various generalised situations that may arise in everybody's life. These different situations which the author refers to as 'Games' is very well analysed from every perspective which makes us say 'Yes! Exactly!' to every conclusion.

Even though the book speaks about things that happen around us, the way in which it was written is not simpler enough. It gets too technical at times which makes you feel that there could have been a little more explanation. Some may a...
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Yuvaraj S

14 Mar, 2012

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diifficult

it is difficult to understand for a common people who interested in psychology. it may fit for the psychology students. i am an average person who got little knowledge in English and interested to learn psychology. but i have read this book with the help of dictionary.
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Thiyagarajan

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28 Oct, 2011

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Utterly Disappointed

Worst book ever read
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Flipkart Customer

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25 Feb, 2018

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Classy product

Fast delivery from flipkart and the book is original.
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chaithanya G

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8 Nov, 2016

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Nice

Received in good condition.
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8 Nov, 2016

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MUST READ

This is a book which can help you to win over any and I MEAN IT ANYYYYYYYY conversation in your life.
And trust me lessons are never given they are taken. Take it, you will really feel the difference in your whole life after reading this.
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Gaurav Sharma.

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12 Mar, 2015

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Worst. Very Bad. Don't Buy this one

Please Don't buy this one.

Content is not at all matching to title of the book.

i have expected a lot form this book. I am not satisfied eve 1%.

This is very very poor.
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Vijay Naga Ramesh Tadikamalla

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8 May, 2014

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good read

This is a good book, in the sense it is well-researched and even followed and recommended in many colleges around.

However, for me it was too technical. I refuse to believe that human mind and behavior can be explained in such a scientific and calculated manner. Even though it is a small book, I kept loosing interest in it due to the generalization in this book.

But nonetheless, i would recommend people who like to understand human nature.. behavioral patterns should definitely give this bo...
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Shweta

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