"Games People Play" ( Eric Berne ) & "You Just Don't Understand" ( Deborah Tannen )
Compares psychological concepts, approaches, goals of transactional analysis (Berne) & male-female communication patterns (Tannen).
# 13309 | 1,350 words | 2 sources | 1999 |
Published on Feb 10, 2003 in Literature (American) , Gender and Sexuality (Gender Studies) , Gender and Sexuality (Theories of Gender)
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From the Paper:" This study will compare Eric Berne's Games People Play and Deborah Tannen's You Just Don't Understand. Berne's book is about transactional analysis, which is based on the idea that there are three kinds of ego states, and that these ego states are expressed by the Parent, Adult and Child parts of the personality (23). Tannen's book describes and give examples of how men and women have very different ways of conversing. Berne and Tannen approach failures in human communication using different theories and foci, but the similarities between the two books are great. Both authors believe that human beings are generally unaware of what brings about failures in communication, and because they are unaware of the problems, they are helpless to fix them. The harder they try, the greater the communication failure.
Tannen wants to suggest that once we come to understand the.."
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