Transactional Analysis is one of the most useful behavior analysis and modification methodologies used in modern psychology. First defined by Eric Berne, it's based on the analysis of humans as social creatures who give, take, and share power in transactions. For more information on TA you should read "GAMES PEOPLE PLAY" and I'M OK, YOU'RE OK.
This video delivers a quick primer on TA and some games people play.
- TA describes how we sometimes wittingly, or unwittingly, reinforce the bad behavior of others.
- It reveals how and why people play complex "games" in order to get exactly the kind of attention they feel they need, even when they hate the feelings that go with that attention.
You will learn . . .
- Why people need/want to interact with one another on a social basis.
- An understanding of social "transactions" and the emotional economics involved in each one.
- How to quickly diagram conversations so you can figure out what's going right and what's going wrong in your interactions with others.
- How simply the tone of your voice can trigger functional (and dysfunctional) responses from others.
- How changing the tone of your voice can instantly reset the behavior of others.
- How the phrasing you use to describe what you want, don't want, and know, can dramatically increase, or decrease, the resistance you get from others.
- Common games people "play" with one another that frequently end up in divorce, fist fights, bad memories, and worse.
- Specific ways to rewire relationships that have been dysfunctional for years.
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