- 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)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 282,334 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships Paperback – 26 Jul 1973
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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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A good primer for studying transactional analysis if a little dated nowPublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
I purchased this paperback book in 1976 for £0.55, when I was studying some basics in psychology. It is pretty dry reading, but packed with brilliant psychological theorems. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Jakczek