Games people play.
New York : Grove Press, 
|描述：||192 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm|
|内容：||pt. 1: Analysis of games. Structural analysis ; Transactional analysis ; Procedures and rituals ; Pastimes ; Games --
pt. 2: A thesaurus of games. Life games ; Marital games ; Party games ; Sexual games ; Underworld games ; Consulting room games ; Good games --
pt. 3: Beyond games. The significance of games ; The players ; A paradigm ; Autonomy ; The attainment of autonomy ; After games, what?
Eric Berne developed the technique of transactional analysis in group therapy, and here presents his findings to the general public in a witty and entertaining best-seller. He shows how people can achieve a new self-awareness by analyzing their behavior in terms of "games." People tend to live their lives by consistently playing out certain games in their interpersonal relationships. They play these games for a variety of reasons: to avoid confronting reality, to conceal ulterior motives, to rationalize their activities, or to avoid actual participation. These games--if they are not destructive--are both desirable and necessary, and here Dr. Berne offers an analysis of 36 common games, which he breaks down into seven major categories.--Adapted from publisher description.