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Chrm Message From: jitesh Total Posts: 21 Join Date: 25/01/2007
Rank: Executive Post Date: 25/07/2009 07:42:22 Points: 105 Location: United States

Hii People

Can anyone help me by giving me some material for presentation on Transactional Analysis.

Kindly suggest some good books and websites where i can get relevent information on the topic.

Also ..kindly pass me the questionaire by which the ego states can be determined with the scoring.

Thanks and Regards.


Chrm Message From: paresh.kamat Total Posts: 26 Join Date: 25/01/2007  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 25/07/2009 07:50:35 Points: 130 Location: United States


"Games people Play" by Eric Berne is the book which will give you an insight to Transactional Analysis.

Chrm Message From: rkuppili Total Posts: 121 Join Date: 25/01/2007  
Rank: Leader Post Date: 28/07/2009 07:59:53 Points: 605 Location: United States


Thats a good book suggested by Parekh.

Transactional Analysis (TA) is a practical theory of personality, communication and systems. Through a comprehensive framework of concepts, TA serves as a guideline for effective intervention at the individual, group and organizational level. It is a powerful tool for professional and personal growth. The goal of transactional analysis is to increase awareness, spontaneity and the capacity for relationship.
Transactional analysis provides us with concepts to understand who we are and how to change our patterns of behavior. Ssome of the key concepts are:
• Ego states: an ego state is a set of related behaviors, thoughts and feelings. Within TA we say we manifest our personality through three ego states: Parent, Adult and Child.
• Transactions: the way we communicate can be represented as transactions, or units of recognition. A good understanding of parallel, crossed and ulterior transactions helps us communicate effectively.
• Script: a script is a life plan created outside of awareness ending in a well defined alternative. Awareness of our script decisions in the past facilitates change of our patterns of behavior here and now.
• Discounts, rackets and games: TA supplies us with concepts to analyze and change our patterns of miscommunication. Games people play was one of Berne’s most popular books.
Transactional analysis is also specifically developed to intervene in groups and organizations. Ssome key concepts are:
• The distinction between the public structure, consisting of the organizational structure and employees, and the private structure, based on group imagoes, which determines behavior in organizations.
• The importance of the distinction of roles within organizations (leadership, membership, apparatus).
• The different types of boundaries (major external and internal, minor internal) and the various dysfunctions to analyze group dynamics.

Berne’s book “Sstructure and dynamics of groups and organizations” is still a classic. Oother transactional analysts have further developed ideas to make it one of the most powerful tools for individual and organizational change today.

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Chrm Message From: janaki Total Posts: 32 Join Date: 25/01/2007  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 29/07/2009 04:35:41 Points: 160 Location: United States

You may also try I am OK ,You are OK by Eric Berne



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