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Transactional Analysis was created by psychotherapist Dr. Eric Berne [1910-1970] from
his independent studies in the Fifties, resulting in publication of papers defining T/A in 1957.
His most famous book [and phrase] was 'Games People Play' [1964].

Dr. Eric Berne [1910-1970]  
Dr. Berne official website
I.T.A.A.'s Eric Berne history page
Eric Berne entry at Wikipedia

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“We are born princes and the civilizing process makes us frogs.”

“The destiny of every human being is decided by what goes on inside his skull when confronted by what goes on outside his skull.”

“Each person designs his own life, freedom gives him the power to carry out his own designs,
and power gives the freedom to interfere with the designs of others.”

— Dr. Eric Berne

The Happy Valley fairy tale by Eric Berne & Sylvie Selig  "The Happy Valley" [1968] by Eric Berne, Illustrated by Sylvie Selig
A story for young people about a place where everyone is polite and happy and does what he likes best and, most important of all, still manages to satisfy his own conscience; characters include a mixed-up python, an obedient rabbit, a wise little man, a friendly sheep, a dutiful princess, an explorer, a billy goat, a kind prince, and three robbers . . .
Grove Press 10x7¼ hardcover [1968] out of print/used
Grove Press 10x7 hardcover [1968] out of print/used
Eric Berne, Master Gamesman  "Eric Berne, Master Gamesman: A Transactional Biography" [1984]
by Elizabeth & Henry Jorgensen

Grove Press hardcover [9/84] out of print/rare
Grove Press hardcover [9/84] out of print/rare
Eric Berne biography by Ian Stewart  "Eric Berne" biography [1992] by Ian Stewart
SAGE Publns 8½x5½ pb [4/92] for $50.04
SAGE Publns 9x5¾ hardcover [4/92] out of print/used

Transactional Analysis can be thought of as a cube, with six faces:

An original summary of Transactional Analysis, with emphasis on Game Theory & Time Structure
will be found in Chapters 11 & 12 of "Working Minds: A Philosophy of Empowerment".

Dr. Claude M. Steiner, PhD was a student of Dr. Berne for many years
and after Berne's death in June 1970, Steiner wrote
this wonderful summary of T/A, still in print after 40 years.

Scripts People Live  
highly recommended; this is one book that needs to be on Kindle
"Scripts People Live: Transactional Analysis of Life Scripts" [1974]
by Claude M. Steiner

Bantam Books mass pb [1975] out of print/used
Grove Press 9x6 pb [12/90] for $13.34
Grove Press hardcover [1974] out of print/many used

Alvyn M. Freed, PhD wrote the "Transactional Analysis for Everybody" book series
in the 70s & 80s, which includes titles such as "T/A For Kids" and "T/A For Teens".
browse "Transactional Analysis for Everybody Series" books

Bratin Chakrabarti of Poughkeepsie, NY has created this half-hour video based on T/A principles

Are You OK? Transactional Analysis video  
"Are You OK?: The Essential Video On
Transactional Analysis For Everyone" [2007]

CreateSpace DVD [9/2007] for $24.99
producer's website

search for books about Transactional Analysis on Amazon

Games People Play book by Eric Berne  a classic & bestseller, still in print (over 45 years)
"Games People Play: The Basic Handbook of Transactional Analysis"
[1964] by Eric Berne, MD

Ballantine Books 8¼x5½ pb [8/96] for $8.62
Ballantine Books mass pb [3/85] out of print/many, many used
Grove Press 8x5½ hardcover [1964] out of print/many, many used
book entry at Wikipedia
Born To Win  a classic & bestseller, still in print (over 40 years)
"Born To Win: Transactional Analysis With Gestalt Experiments" [1971]
by Muriel James, EdD & Dorothy Jongeward, PhD

Signet mass pb [7/78] for $7.99
Addison-Wesley 8¼x5¼ pb [9/96] for $10.85
Addison-Wesley hardcover [12/71] out of print/used
T.A. for Teens book by Alvyn M. Freed & Regina Faul-Jansen  "T.A. For Teens and Other Important People" [1976]
by Alvyn M. Freed & Regina Faul-Jansen

Jalmar Press 10¾x8¼ pb [10/76] out of print/used
New Introduction to Transactional Analysis book by Ian Stewart & Vann Joines  "T.A. Today: A New Introduction To Transactional Analysis" [1987]
by Ian Stewart & Vann Joines

Lifespace 8¼x5¾ pb [6/87] for $24.65
Transactional Analysis 100 Key Points & Techniques book by Mark Widdowson  "Transactional Analysis: 100 Key Points and Techniques" [2009]
by Mark Widdowson

Kindle Edition from Routledge [10/2009] for $15.31
Routledge 7½x5 pb [10/2009] for $24.65
Routledge 7¾x5¼ hardcover [10/2009] for $100.50

Transactional Analysis Links
The Berne Institute in U.K.
Institute of Transactional Analysis in U.K.
U.S.A. Transactional Analysis Assn.
International T/A Assn.
European Assn. of Transactional Analysis [est. 1976]
French-language 'Analyse Transactionnelle' website
Western Pacific Assn. of Transactional Analysis
Claude Steiner's Transactional Analysis core concepts pages
Transactional Analysis entry at Wikipedia
Nitya Gurukula Certified Transactional Analysis Training in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

WMail Essay #17 {Nov 2001}: "Game Theory In A Nutshell"
WMail Essay #38 {Dec 2003}: "Time Structure"
WMail Essay #61 {July 2006}: "Non-Monetary Economics"

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