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I'm OK--You're OK Paperback – Jul 6 2004
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About the Author
The late Thomas Harris was a Navy psychiatrist and a professor at the University of Arkansas. He practiced psychiatry in Sacramento, California and directed the Transactional Analysis Association.
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Dr. Harris starts off by going into the history of Transactional Analysis and the theories of those before Dr. Eric Berne. The second chapter explains the basic of Transactional Analysis which is the concept of the Parent, Adult, and Child ego states that are supposed to compose each and every one of our personalities. The Parent ego state contains all the information we accept as true that we have gathered from authority figures including our parents. The Adult ego state is the collection of all information that we have proven to ourselves as being true (using some sort of logic). The Child ego state is our natural good and bad side of feelings - love, anger, greed, empathy, etc. The author extensively uses the phrase P-A-C (Parent-Adult-Child) through the rest of the book.
Dr. Harris then introduces the concept of the four different life positions that each of us adopts at any given time. All of us apparently go through four life positions ending up with the last one in a sequential manner except some of us get stuck in the earlier stages (this results in problems that typically need therapy). These four positions are -
1. I'm Not OK, You're OK
2. I'm Not OK, You're Not OK
3. I'm OK, You're Not OK
4. I'm OK, You're OK
The next few chapters of the book focus on the fact that we can change no matter what stage we are stuck in and the theory behind how to change.Read more ›
One among the truely masterpieces in psycology and human behaviour.
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This is a book that I had many,many years go and now with studying registered psychiatric nursing it is a book I would like to read.Published on July 8 2014 by LMuenz
In answer to the usual question, "Yes, I do read all of these books-- every page." I admit that sometimes I want to do like the friar in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and "skip a... Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2003 by Glen Engel Cox
I like the theory of parent, adult, and child...But how do you explain when the adult/parent becomes a child??Published on March 8 2001
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand his or her behaviour in situations.
The "A-Ha" feeling you get when you start reading it comes when you... Read more
An outstanding self-help book discussing human behavior based on transactional analysis, in an easy to understand language while still technical.Published on April 10 2000 by Mehrdad Ordoobadi