Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships

Author(s): Eric Berne

Personal Development

Do you realise you, and all the people you know, play games? All the time? Sexual games, marital games, complex games that you're not even aware of as you go about your usual life? You might play games like 'Alcoholic' or 'The Frigid Woman' at weekends, or perhaps 'Ain't it awful' or 'Kick me' while you're at work. First published in the 1960s and recognized as a classic work of its kind by professionals, the bestselling "Games People Play" is also an accessible and fascinating read. It is a wise, original, witty and very sensible analysis of the games we play in order to live with one another - and with ourselves.


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Dr Berne's other works include 'The Structure and Dynamics of Organisations and Groups' (1963), in which he discussed the application of transactional analysis to group dynamics; 'Principles of Group Treatment' (1966); 'A Layman's Guide to Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis' (1968); and 'What Do Yo Say After You Say Hello?', written shortly before his death in 1970.

General Fields

  • : 9780140027686
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : July 1973
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Eric Berne
  • : Paperback
  • : 158.2
  • : 176
  • : Popular psychology
  • : illustrations, index