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Transactional Analysis

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René Bröcker

on 29 November 2010

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Transcript of Transactional Analysis

P A C P A C Stimulus Response Agent Respondent P C P A Response Agent Respondent A C Stimulus Transactional Analysis Adult Child Represents relics of early childhood

Creativity, intuition, spontaneous drive, enjoyment Berne - Psychiatrist, Psychanalysis

Freud’s concept of
- ID, Ego, Superego
=> theory

Interested in people’s interactions


goal: change interactions to solve emotional problems Introduction Objective evaluation of reality

Absent of major emotions

Dealing effectively with the outside world

Necessary for survival

Mediator between Parent and Child 2 forms:
- Adapted:
acts as father/mother
would want you to
behave; also: whining
- Natural:
spontaneous expression Child Implications Parental
State Adullt
State Ego states Ego states System of feelings accompanied by set of behaviour patterns

Psychological realities

Every individual has only three
- Child
- Adult
- Parent Parent Child
State Everyone carries his parents around inside of him

Everyone has an adult (objective evaluation)

Everyone carries a little boy or girl around inside of him Shift from one state to another in SAME conversation

Important for healthy life
- Confused & unhealthy
ego state

=> negative consequences 2 forms:
- Active: act as father /
- Influence: respond the
way they want you to

2 main functions:
- Effective parent
- Effective decisions Parent Resemble parental figures

Observation and imitation

Same state of mind

Responding on the same level Parent 2 forms
- Active: act as father/mother
"Do as I do" => One of them
- Influence: respond the way they
want you to
"Do as I say" => Adapt them

2 main functions:
- Effective parent of actual children
- Effective decisions Child 2 forms

- Adapted: acts as father/mother
want you to behave

- Natural: spontaneous expression Transaction = unit of social intercourse

Response is appropriate and expected

Natural order of human relationships

Superficial social and working relationships

Can proceed indefinitely Complementary
Transaction Type II Type I Communication will break when crossed transaction occurs

Solve problematic transaction: realignment of agent and respondent Crossed
Transaction A Type I P Respondent P C Agent C A Type II Respondent C A P A C P Agent possible vectors Called ulterior: more than two ego states involved

Angular transactions
=> 3 ego states

Duplex transaction
=> 4 ego states Complex
Transactions Respondent A P C A Angular C P Agent Social Psychological Social C P Respondent A Agent A Duplex P C Psychological
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