This was Dr. Berne’s first book that included his ideas on Transactional Analysis. This was published in 1961. Although Berne had published numerous papers outlining his theories on Transactional Analysis in the late 1950s, this was his first attempt at compiling all of his work into a single volume In this book, Berne thoroughly describes his theories of Transactional Analysis, including the Parent-Adult-Child model. He also introduces games, but not with the detail seen in Games People Play.
This book is recommend for readers looking to learn more about Transactional Analysis and its origins. Many readers of Games People Play turn to this book to gain a more comprehensive understanding of Transactional Analysis.