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Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships Paperback – 26 Jul 1973

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; New Impression edition (26 July 1973)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140027688
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140027686
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (357 customer reviews)
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A brilliant, amusing, and clear catalogue of the psychological theatricals that human beings play over and over again. (Kurt Vonnegut) --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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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. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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This is a seminal book. It provides a race through transactional analysis and outlines the games we play in our relationships, and which can blight our lives and lead us to repeat the same mistakes if we do not reflect and respond in a new way....
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Want to know why your friends do what they do read the book one of the best behavioural books i read
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Brilliant book for anyone on a self help journey
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There might have been something there, but the author was more interested in showing how many made up words he knows than in getting the point across.
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illuminating read on how all our interactions can be categorised. really good value for money and delivered as stated.
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a bit thin but book was not damaged during transit
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For psychologists/students.
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By Jonboy on 17 April 2017
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Really makes you think!
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