978-0-345-17046-0 / 9780345170460

Games People Play


Publisher:Grove Pr



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2 Years at the Top of the Nation's Bestseller Lists. SUB-TITLE: The Psychology of Human Relationships. BOOK NUMBER: 2791. CONTENTS: Table of Figures; Preface; Introduction; PART I ANALYSIS OF GAMES 1 Structural Analysis 2 Transactional Analysis 3 Procedures and Rituals 4 Pastimes 5 Games; PART II A THESAURUS OF GAMES Introduction 6 Life Games 7 Marital Games 8 Party Games 9 Sexual Games 10 Underworld Games 11 Consulting Room Games 12 Good Games; PART III BEYOND GAMES 13 The Significance of Games 14 The Players 15 A Paradigm 16 Autonomy 17 The Attainment of Autonomy 18 After Games, What?; Appendix; Index of Pastimes and Games; Author Index. SYNOPSIS: OVER 600,000 COPIES OF THIS AMAZING GROVE PRESS BESTSELLER SOLD AT $5.00. How many of these "secret games" do you play every day of your life? Rapo, Harried, Sweetheart, Schlemiel, Uproar, Corner, Wooden Leg, IWFY (If it weren't for you), Threadbare, Alcoholic, Debtor, SWYMD (See what you made me do), The Stocking Game, Cavalier, and over a hundred more. His name is Dr. Eric Berne. He is a prominent California psychiatrist. His special area of investigation: games . . . the dead serious little "games" we play with each other almost every day of our lives. His book has intrigued intellectuals and psychologists and can give you astonishing insights into your own hidden self. - and - No book in recent years has had such a phenomenal success as Dr. Eric Berne's Games People Play. Originally published in the summer of 1964, the book sold, over the next three years, more than 600,000 copies in the original cloth edition at $5.00. It remained on The New York Times' best-seller list for over two years - longer than any nonfiction book over the preceding decade. What has made this book so amazingly popular? It is probably because people have recognized their own actions and reactions in the games Dr. Berne has investigated and explored - the games we play with each other almost every day of our lives...

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