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The Structure and Dynamics of Organizations and Groups
by Eric Berne
Dr Berne published this book in 1963, after Transactional Analysis in Psychotherapy but before the popular Games People Play. In the preface, he states the book's objective as: "to offer a systematic framework for the therapy of ailing groups & organizations." He discusses the structure & dynamics of groups, classification of groups, the analysis of transactions, a ...more
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Published August 12th 1973 by Ballantine Books
(first published 1963)
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Dec 02, 2013 Erik Graff rated it liked it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: TA fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Some time after reading Berne's popular Games People Play, I went back to the Park Ridge Public Library and picked out this other, earlier title by him. Being active in politics both in my hometown and in college, I was interested in practical reflection about group dynamics. This book was relevant, but the prose was dry and really there isn't all that much to Berne's TA. Once you get the basic concepts, the rest can be easily inferred. Interestingly, however, one of the examples given by Berne ...more
Eric Berne was a Canadian-born psychiatrist best known as the creator of transactional analysis. Eric was born on May 10, 1910 as Eric Lennard Bernstein in Montreal, Canada.He and his sister Grace, who was five years younger than Eric, were the children of a physician and a writer, David and Sara Gordon Bernstein.David Bernstein died in 1921, and the children were raised by their mother.More about Eric Berne...