Eric Berne


Born
in Montreal, Canada
May 10, 1910

Died
July 15, 1970

Genre

Influences


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.

Bernstein attended Montreal's McGill University, graduating in 1931 and earning his M.D., C.M. in 1935.While at McGill he wrote for several student newspapers using pseudonyms. He followed graduation with a residency in psychiatry at Yale University, where he studied psychoanalysis under Paul Federn.

In 1943 he changed his legal name to Eric Berne.He continue
...more

Average rating: 3.84 · 28,656 ratings · 1,118 reviews · 23 distinct worksSimilar authors
Games People Play

3.81 avg rating — 26,071 ratings — published 1964 — 108 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
What Do You Say After You S...

4.08 avg rating — 1,432 ratings — published 1964 — 37 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Transactional Analysis in P...

4.13 avg rating — 447 ratings — published 1961 — 25 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sex in Human Loving

3.83 avg rating — 205 ratings — published 1970 — 14 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Layman's Guide to Psychia...

4.06 avg rating — 201 ratings — published 1968 — 17 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Beyond Games and Scripts

4.13 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 1976 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Structure and Dynamics ...

4.11 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 1963 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Mind in Action

4.41 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Happy Valley

3.90 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1968 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Intuition and Ego States: T...

4.05 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1977 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Eric Berne…
“The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.”
Eric Berne

“Awareness requires living in the here and now, and not in the elsewhere, the past or the future.”
Eric Berne, Games People Play

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

Topics Mentioning This Author