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Transactional analysis | TA

an integrative approach to the theory of psychology and psychotherapy. It's described as integrative because it has elements of psychoanalytic, humanist and cognitive approaches. TA was first developed by Canadian-born US psychiatrist Eric Berne,... (34 of 6820 words, 1 image)

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New World Dictionary:

transactional analysis [United States]

a form of popular psychotherapy conducted on the premise that there are three states of the ego (parent, adult, child) in each individual, which must ... (25 of 30 words, 1 image)


American Heritage Dictionary:

transactional analysis

A system of psychotherapy that analyzes personal relationships and interactions in terms of conflicting or complementary ego states that correspond to ... (21 of 29 words, 1 image)


Collins Dictionary:

transactional analysis [psychology]

a form of psychotherapy that attributes neuroses to lack of balance in the personality between the conflicting ego-states of child, adult, and parent (23 of 251 words, 2 usage examples)


Columbia Encyclopedia:

group psychotherapy | Esalin Institute | Gestalt group therapy | T group | behavior group therapy | encounter group | existential group therapy | experiential-existential group therapy | group dynamics | ...

a means of changing behavior and emotional patterns, based on the premise that much of human behavior and feeling involves the individual's adaptation ... (23 of 187 words)


Oxford Dictionary:

transactional analysis

a system of popular psychology based on the idea that one's behaviour and social relationships reflect an interchange between parental (critical and ... (22 of 59 words)


Random House Dictionary:

transactional analysis [psychology] | TA [abbreviation]

a form of individual or group psychotherapy focusing on social interactions, psychological games, and analysis of relationships as persons shift among ... (21 of 33 words)



transactional analysis

a system of psychotherapy involving analysis of individual episodes of social interaction for insight that will aid communication (18 of 32 words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

transactional analysis

a form of psychotherapy that emphasizes the interactions within and between people and classifies these interactions as "adult," "parent," or "child" (21 of 30 words)

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